haberdashery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n haberdashery a store where men's clothes are sold
    • n haberdashery the drygoods sold by a haberdasher
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Haberdashery The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher; also Fig, trifles.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n haberdashery The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher; the business of a haberdasher.
    • n haberdashery A haberdasher's shop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Haberdashery goods sold by a haberdasher
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. hapertas; ety. dub.; not Ice.

Usage

In literature:

I suppose it's the effect of that haberdashery.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
There's a way to tote the haberdashery, and I want to get wise to it.
"The Voice of the City" by O. Henry
The heartbroken person stoops over and takes a telescopic view of my haberdashery.
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
Next he made certain purchases in haberdashery.
"The Crown of Life" by George Gissing
Among the other numerous places of interest was the store of a dealer in haberdashery and draperies.
"With Those Who Wait" by Frances Wilson Huard
They looked for all the world like living haberdashery shops.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself" by David Macbeth Moir
The latter have a great many shops of mercery, haberdashery, and millinery.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
The girl who had charge of the haberdashery asked if she could serve her.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
Once a man went into a haberdashery to buy a coat.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
They looked for all the world like living haberdashery shops.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith" by D. M. Moir
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In news:

That Hero of Haberdashery, Champ of Chapeaux, el Senor de Sombreros and Fliest of Fedoras -- my hat.
There were, of course, widely divergent interpretations of Haberdashery for Her, from Armani's suave suits to the funkier newsboy "garconne" looks bouncing out of European houses.
Opening this month in West Village, the shop dwells next door to the second location of its older brother, Q Custom Clothier, the bespoke haberdashery.
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