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haberdasher

[ hab-er-dash-er ]
/ ˈhæb ərˌdæʃ ər /
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noun

a retail dealer in men's furnishings, as shirts, ties, gloves, socks, and hats.
Chiefly British. a dealer in small wares and notions.

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Origin of haberdasher

1275–1325; Middle English haberdasshere, of obscure origin; compare Anglo-French habredache haberdashery, hapertas perhaps a kind of cloth
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British Dictionary definitions for haberdasher

haberdasher
/ (ˈhæbəˌdæʃə) /

noun

British a dealer in small articles for sewing, such as buttons, zips, and ribbons
US a men's outfitter

Word Origin for haberdasher

C14: from Anglo-French hapertas small items of merchandise, of obscure origin
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