haberdasher


hab·er·dash·er

noun \ˈha-bə(r)-ˌda-shər\

: 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
British :  a dealer in notions
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

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

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