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 And, yes, a year is long enough for one's taste in haberdashery to shift, so this isn't a cut/paste/update of last year's order, which is noted parenthetically with all 32 teams. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "NFL uniform power rankings 2020: Where teams stand after many alter looks this offseason," 16 Apr. 2020 The 1903 Kaskel & Kaskel Building, a marble Beaux-Arts pile built at 32nd Street for a high-end haberdashery, was destroyed in 2017, along with a 1905 Beaux-Arts neighbor, despite a preservation petition that garnered 20,000 signatures. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, "Fighting to Preserve the Magic of Lower Fifth Avenue," 17 Jan. 2020 That is, until their twenty-four-year-old son, Jonathan, loses his job at a New York City haberdashery and is forced to move back home. Riane Konc, The New Yorker, "New Hallmark Original Christmas Movies from Your Favorite Hollywood Directors," 20 Dec. 2019 Blake’s family were comfortable, rather than wealthy, as the owners of a hosiery shop and haberdashery. K.s.c., The Economist, "A blockbuster show at Tate Britain gives William Blake his due," 17 Sep. 2019 The works were shown in the rooms above his family’s haberdashery shop in London. K.s.c., The Economist, "A blockbuster show at Tate Britain gives William Blake his due," 17 Sep. 2019 Sometime in the past decade, a new breed of attention-seeking attendee emerged, one photographers couldn’t miss, in neon plaid suits and half-a-haberdashery worth of accessories. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Inside the Bizarre Life of a Male Street-Style Star," 14 Jan. 2019 His theme and timing were as impeccable as his haberdashery skills: Browne showed just in advance of the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Vogue, "Notes on Camping (in the Snow)—From Thom Browne," 31 Dec. 2018 Bijan has never aspired to be the world’s hippest haberdashery or even the most stylish. Maer Roshan, Town & Country, "In Beverly Hills and Beyond, Bijan Carries on a Tradition of Excess and Exclusivity," 22 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of haberdashery

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for haberdashery

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“Haberdashery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haberdashery. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of haberdashery

: goods sold by a haberdasher
: a haberdasher's shop

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