Haberdasher vs Milliner what difference

what is difference between Haberdasher and Milliner

English

Etymology

Middle English, 13th century. Uncertain but may derive from Anglo-Norman habertas (small goods)

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Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhæb.ɜː(ɹ)ˌdæʃ.ə(ɹ)/

Noun

haberdasher (plural haberdashers)

  1. A dealer in ribbons, buttons, thread, needles and similar sewing goods.
  2. (US) A men’s outfitter.
  3. (Britain) A member of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers, a livery company.

Derived terms

  • haberdashery

Translations

See also

  • hatmaker
  • mercer
  • milliner


English

Etymology

From Middle English Milener (native of Milan), irregular form of Milan + -er, from the purchase and importation of women’s clothing from Milan.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɪlɪnɚ/
  • enPR: mĭ’lə-nər

Noun

milliner (plural milliners)

  1. A person who is involved in the manufacture, design, or sale of hats for women.
    Hypernyms: hatmaker, hatter

Derived terms

  • horse-milliner
  • millinery

See also

  • haberdasher

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