American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A haberdasher's shop.
- n. The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher; the business of a haberdasher.
- n. A haberdasher's shop.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher; also (Fig.), trifles.
- n. a store where men's clothes are sold
- n. the drygoods sold by a haberdasher
- haberdasher + -y (nominalizer). (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“She had likewise an assortment of all kind of haberdashery wares; as hats, red caps, knit of”
“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.”
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“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.”
“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%.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Just go to the market, or a haberdashery-store, buy some pretty buttons, and replace them.”
“The secrets of Jughead's haberdashery -- revealed!”
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