Definition of haberdashery in English:


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nounplural noun haberdasheries

  • 1North American Men's clothing and accessories.

    ‘As part of this refit, the company also scaled back floor space for textiles, dress fabrics, haberdashery and knitting yarns.’
    • ‘To the democratic reader committed to affording all beliefs equal status, belief is a sort of style, like haberdashery, taken on and put away at will.’
    • ‘Like Dr. Grant, however, the meticulous doctor found no pleasure in soiling his fancy haberdashery during a leisurely round of golf.’
    • ‘Off the field, Portis also was fun because of his outlandish haberdashery and his outrageously confident attitude.’
    • ‘On opening day fifteen departments were ready for business, including grocery, confectionery, wine, perfume, books, haberdashery, sporting goods, and toys.’
    1. 1.1A shop in which men's clothing and accessories are sold.
      ‘Soon, Hollywood's fine haberdasheries were replaced by pizza joints, T-shirt shops, and pornographic bookstores.’
      • ‘There are 14 departments with escalators and elevators ‘going up’ to haberdashery and food and down to furniture and china.’
      • ‘The three of us trooped off together to get outfitted at a mid-town haberdashery.’
      • ‘So he got me the plush summer job at the men's haberdashery selling ties and socks and underwear.’
      • ‘His men's haberdashery in St. Paul, Minn., once served as the factory's midwestern distribution center.’
  • 2British Small items used in sewing, such as buttons, zippers, and thread; notions.

    1. 2.1A shop or a department within a larger store that sells items used in sewing.



/ˈhabərˌdaSHərē/ /ˈhæbərˌdæʃəri/