haberdashery

[ hab-er-dash-uh-ree ]
/ ˈhæb ərˌdæʃ ə ri /
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noun, plural hab·er·dash·er·ies.

a haberdasher's shop.
the goods sold there.

Nearby words

  1. habenula,
  2. haber,
  3. haber process,
  4. haber, fritz,
  5. haberdasher,
  6. habergeon,
  7. habermas,
  8. habile,
  9. habiliment,
  10. habilitate

Origin of haberdashery

1425–75; late Middle English haberdashrye < Anglo-French. See haberdasher, -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for haberdashery

haberdashery

/ (ˈhæbəˌdæʃərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

the goods or business kept by a haberdasher
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Word Origin and History for haberdashery

haberdashery

n.

early 15c., Anglo-French, "goods sold by a haberdasher," from haberdasher + -y (2). Meaning "a haberdasher's shop" is recorded from 1813, with meaning shading to -ery.

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