Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • Hatter — Hat ter ( t[ e]r), v. t. [Prov. E., to entangle; cf. LG. verhaddern, verheddern, verhiddern.] To tire or worry; with out. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hatter — Hat ter, n. One who makes or sells hats. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hatter — late 14c., from HAT (Cf. hat) + ER (Cf. er) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hatter — [hat′ər] n. a person who makes, sells, or cleans hats, esp. men s hats …   English World dictionary

  • Hatter — Mad as a hatter redirects here. For the Batman episode, see . A hatter is a maker or seller of hats. Milliners are a category of hatters who design women s hats.Mad as a hatterThe origin of the proverbial expression mad as a hatter is uncertain.… …   Wikipedia

  • Hatter — This name derives from the Old English pre 7th Century haet meaning a hat and was originally given either as an occupational name to a maker or seller of hats, or as a topographical name to one resident by a hat shaped hill. One, Roger Hat was… …   Surnames reference

  • hatter — UK [ˈhætə(r)] / US [ˈhætər] noun [countable] Word forms hatter : singular hatter plural hatters someone who makes and sells hats • See: mad …   English dictionary

  • hatter — I. /ˈhætə / (say hatuh) noun 1. a maker or seller of hats. –phrase 2. mad as a hatter, very eccentric; crazy. {Phrase Origin: from the time when hat makers worked with mercury, mercury poisoning causing brain disorders} II. /ˈhætə / (say hatuh)… …  

  • hatter — See: MAD AS A HATTER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hatter — hatter1 /hat euhr/, n. a maker or seller of hats. [1350 1400; ME; see HAT, ER1] hatter2 /hat euhr/, n. Australian Informal. 1. a person who has become eccentric from living alone in a remote area. 2. a person who lives alone in the bush, as a… …   Universalium

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