Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A haberdasher's shop.
  • n. The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Ribbons, buttons, thread, needles and similar sewing goods sold in a haberdasher's shop.
  • n. A shop selling such goods.
  • n. A shop selling clothing and accessories for men, including hats.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher; also (Fig.), trifles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher; the business of a haberdasher.
  • n. A haberdasher's shop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a store where men's clothes are sold
  • n. the drygoods sold by a haberdasher

Etymologies

haberdasher +‎ -y (nominalizer). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I run against Silver himself, all encompassed up in a spacious kind of haberdashery, leaning against a hotel and rubbing the half-moons on his nails with a silk handkerchief.

    Strictly business: more stories of the four million

  • She had likewise an assortment of all kind of haberdashery wares; as hats, red caps, knit of

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 08

  • We were four at setting out from Paddington: but one of the servants was dispatched to prepossess an old servant of Sir Hargrave’s mother, at Colne-brook, who keeps there a kind of haberdashery shop; and where he proposed to get some refreshment for the lady, if he could make her take any.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Also, there’s a kind of haberdashery here in Washington-on-theBrazos.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • I ran a hot iron quickly over the front of a previously worn shirt, saddened at the thought of the jolly staff at my local dry cleaner who will suffer because of my thrifty initiative and tolerance for rumpled, mildly aromatic haberdashery.

    Capitalism and My Discontents

  • It was a deep and painful slump a young Army veteran, Harry S. Truman, lost his Kansas City haberdashery to bankruptcy, with the wholesale price index dropping by 37% and the measured rate of unemployment tripling to 12%.

    Follow the Money

  • The 1,500-square-meter former wallpaper factory is one of the finest examples of wealth-shame décor, with its rough bits of peeling plaster, cement floors and exposed beams housing a café selling used books, a florist, and fashion, home, cycling, children, fragrance and haberdashery sections.

    Hiding Wealth Behind Wear and Tear

  • Hawass wears brushed jeans, a pressed denim shirt, and his signature Indiana Jones hat, one he tells me is about to be licensed under his brand by a Chicago haberdashery.

    Richard Bangs: Quest for the Lord of the Nile, Part II

  • Just go to the market, or a haberdashery-store, buy some pretty buttons, and replace them.

    about that package

  • The secrets of Jughead's haberdashery -- revealed!

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