hatter

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Etymology 1[edit]

From hat +‎ -er.

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hatter (plural hatters)

  1. A person who makes, sells, or repairs hats.
  2. (Australia, slang) A person who lives alone in the bush.
    • 1892, Henry Lawson, Up The Country
      Lonely hut where drought’s eternal, suffocating atmosphere
      Where the God-forgotten hatter dreams of city life and beer.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From an English dialect word, meaning "to entangle"; compare Low German verhaddern, verheddern, verhiddern.

Verb[edit]

hatter (third-person singular simple present hatters, present participle hattering, simple past and past participle hattered)

  1. To tire or worry.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

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hatter (plural hatters)

  1. (South Scots) a hassle

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tae hatter (third-person singular simple present hatters, present participle hatterin, simple past hattered, past participle hattered)

  1. (South Scots) to bother; to get someone worked up