Haberdasher definition

hăbər-dăshər
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(chiefly british) A dealer in sewing notions and small wares.
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A dealer in men's furnishings.
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A person whose work or business is selling men's accessories, such as hats, shirts, neckties, and gloves.
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(US) A men's outfitter, usually a men's haberdasher.
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(UK) A member of the Haberdashers livery company.
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(brit.) A dealer in various small articles, such as ribbons, thread, and needles.
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A dealer in ribbons, buttons, thread, needles and similar sewing goods.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
haberdasher
Plural:
haberdashers

Origin of haberdasher

  • Middle English perhaps from Anglo-Norman hapertas petty wares

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Uncertain but may derive from Anglo-Norman habertas (“small goods”)

    From Wiktionary