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Definition of "haberdashery" [hab•er•dash•er•y]

  • A haberdasher's shop. (noun)
  • The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher. (noun)
  • The goods or business kept by a haberdasher (noun)

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Use "haberdashery" in a sentence
  • "I run against Silver himself, all encompassed up in a spacious kind of haberdashery, leaning against a hotel and rubbing the half-moons on his nails with a silk handkerchief."
  • "She had likewise an assortment of all kind of haberdashery wares; as hats, red caps, knit of"
  • "We were four at setting out from Paddington: but one of the servants was dispatched to prepossess an old servant of Sir Hargrave‚Äôs mother, at Colne-brook, who keeps there a kind of haberdashery shop; and where he proposed to get some refreshment for the lady, if he could make her take any."