- a person whose work or business is selling men's accessories, such as hats, shirts, neckties, and gloves
- Brit. a dealer in various small articles, such as ribbons, thread, and needles
Origin of haberdasherMiddle English haberdashere, probably ; from Anglo-French hapertas, kind of cloth
- A dealer in men's furnishings.
- Chiefly British A dealer in sewing notions and small wares.
Origin of haberdasherMiddle English, perhaps from Anglo-Norman hapertas, petty wares.
Uncertain but may derive from Anglo-Norman habertas (“small goods”)