haberdasher NOUN 1) Brit. a dealer in dressmaking and sewing goods. 2) N. Amer. a dealer in men's clothing.
DERIVATIVES haberdashery noun.
ORIGIN probably from Old French hapertas, perhaps the name of a fabric.

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  • Haberdashery — Hab er*dash er*y (h[a^]b [ e]r*d[a^]sh [ e]r*[y^]), n. The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher; also (Fig.), trifles. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haberdashery — (n.) early 15c., Anglo French, goods sold by a haberdasher, from HABERDASHER (Cf. haberdasher) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning a haberdasher s shop is recorded from 1813, with meaning shading to ERY (Cf. ery) …   Etymology dictionary

  • haberdashery — [hab′ərdash′ər ē, hab′ə dash΄ər ē] n. pl. haberdasheries [ME haberdasshrie] 1. things sold by a haberdasher 2. a haberdasher s shop …   English World dictionary

  • haberdashery — [[t]hæ̱bə(r)dæʃəri[/t]] haberdasheries 1) N UNCOUNT Haberdashery is small articles for sewing, such as buttons, zips, and thread, which are sold in a haberdasher s shop. [BRIT] (in AM, use notions) 2) N UNCOUNT Haberdashery is men s clothing sold …   English dictionary

  • haberdashery — UK [ˈhæbə(r)ˌdæʃərɪ] / US [ˈhæbərˌdæʃərɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms haberdashery : singular haberdashery plural haberdasheries 1) British the things that people use when they are making or repairing clothes, or the part of a large… …   English dictionary

  • haberdashery — noun (plural haberdasheries) 1》 Brit. small items used in sewing, such as buttons, thread, etc. 2》 N. Amer. men s clothing and accessories. 3》 a shop or department that sells haberdashery …   English new terms dictionary

  • haberdashery — noun 1. a store where men s clothes are sold (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑clothing store, ↑haberdashery store, ↑mens store • Hypernyms: ↑shop, ↑store • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • haberdashery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1547 1. goods sold by a haberdasher 2. a haberdasher s shop …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • haberdashery — /hab euhr dash euh ree/, n., pl. haberdasheries. 1. a haberdasher s shop. 2. the goods sold there. [1425 75; late ME haberdashrye < AF. See HABERDASHER, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • haberdashery — noun a) ribbons, buttons, thread, needles and similar sewing goods sold in a haberdashers shop. b) a shop selling such goods …   Wiktionary

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