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Milliner

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A corruption of Milʹaner; so called from Milʹan, in Italy, which at one time gave the law to Europe in all matters of taste, dress, and elegance.

⁂ Milliner was originally applied to the male sex; hence Ben Jonson, in Every Man in his Humour, i. 3, speaks of a “milliner’s wife.” The French have still une modiste and un modiste.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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