[ hab-er-dash-uh-ree ]

noun,plural hab·er·dash·er·ies.
  1. a haberdasher's shop.

  2. the goods sold there.

Origin of haberdashery

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

Words Nearby haberdashery

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How to use haberdashery in a sentence

  • His wife followed him—as some say, with the booty—and set up a fine shop in Pitt Street in the haberdashery line.

    The King's Post | R. C. Tombs
  • That afternoon, when Forbes was lured into the haberdashery, he had invested in black silk hosiery, very sheer and very dear.

    What Will People Say? | Rupert Hughes

British Dictionary definitions for haberdashery


/ (ˈhæbəˌdæʃərɪ) /

nounplural -eries
  1. the goods or business kept by a haberdasher

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