hab·​er·​dash·​ery | \ ˈha-bər-ˌda-sh(ə-)rē How to pronounce haberdashery (audio) , ˈha-bə- \
plural haberdasheries

Definition of haberdashery

1 : goods (such as men's clothing and accessories) sold by a haberdasher a fine selection of haberdashery
2 : a shop selling notions or men's clothing and accessories

Examples of haberdashery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Luhrmann is to filmmaking what Elvis’s cape and white jumpsuit are to haberdashery. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2022 Heavily influenced by the world of fashion, Joy Moyler infuses her interiors with bespoke elements such as those found in haute couture haberdashery. The Editors Of Elle Decor, ELLE Decor, 1 June 2022 At the novel’s center is the friendship between Susan Warren, the narrator, and Norma-Jean Pavlou, who meet when Susan is hired as an assistant in the Pavlou family haberdashery. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 20 May 2022 In search of a new hat, Tweedy wandered the leather-fragrant aisles at Alcala’s Western Wear, a vaquero haberdashery in Chicago, which has been his home since the nineties. Hannah Seidlitz, The New Yorker, 9 May 2022 Mark Rylance stars as Leonard Burling, a Savile Row expat now operating a haberdashery in 1956 Chicago that caters primarily to the Irish mob. Amy Nicholson, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 Thanks to their menswear influences and expert tailoring, many of the moment’s best looks were straight out of the haberdashery. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2022 So when Claudette gets a job in the haberdashery department at Macys in 1947 or Charley attends a Beatles concert in 1965, the specifics seem paradoxically generic. New York Times, 3 Nov. 2021 Even after years of design development and progression towards perfection, this industry still pays homage to haberdashery and the roots of fine attire. Kendall Cornish, Travel + Leisure, 16 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of haberdashery

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for haberdashery

Middle English haberdasshrie, from haberdasshere haberdasher + -rie -ry

Note: The word appears earliest in Anglo-French texts, but it is impossible to say, given the obscure origin of haberdasshere, whether the word should be regarded as English or Anglo-French.

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“Haberdashery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haberdashery. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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