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haberdasher

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noun hab·er·dash·er \ˈha-bə(r)-ˌda-shər\

Simple Definition of haberdasher

  • : a person who owns or works in a shop that sells men's clothes

  • : a person who owns or works in a shop that sells small items (such as needles and thread) that are used to make clothes

Full Definition of haberdasher

  1. 1 British :  a dealer in notions

  2. 2 :  a dealer in men's clothing and accessories

Origin of haberdasher

Middle English haberdassher, from modification of Anglo-French hapertas kind of cloth


First Known Use: 14th century


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