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ironmongery

[ ahy-ern-mong-guh-ree, -muhng- ]

noun

, British.
, plural i·ron·mon·ger·ies.
  1. a hardware store or business.
  2. the stock of a hardware store; hardware.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of ironmongery1

First recorded in 1705–15; ironmonger + -y 3

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Example Sentences

Don Mateo's right hand in all these festivities was Severino, of the ironmongery shop.

Some of the chiefs, enjoining silence, made short harangues, and Cook began the usual distribution of ironmongery and hardware.

So does the ironmongery —candle-boxes, and gridirons, and that sort of necessaries—because those things tell, and mount up.

It would purchase muskets and powder and ball, cloth and ironmongery and strong liquors from the white men of the settlements.

Also, apart from his connection with the Brethren, proprietor of a very paying little ironmongery business.

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