Definition of Haberdasher

1. Noun. A merchant who sells men's clothing.

Exact synonyms: Clothier
Generic synonyms: Merchandiser, Merchant

Definition of Haberdasher

1. n. A dealer in small wares, as tapes, pins, needles, and thread; also, a hatter.

Definition of Haberdasher

1. Noun. A dealer in ribbons, buttons, thread, needles and similar sewing goods. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A men's outfitter, usually a ''men's'' haberdasher. ¹

3. Noun. (British) A member of the Haberdashers livery company. ¹

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Definition of Haberdasher

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Medical Definition of Haberdasher

1. 1. A dealer in small wares, as tapes, pins, needles, and thread; also, a hatter. "The haberdasher heapeth wealth by hats." (Gascoigne) 2. A dealer in drapery goods of various descriptions, as laces, silks, trimmings, etc. Origin: Prob. Fr. Icel. Hapurtask trumpery, trifles, perh. Through French. It is possibly akin to E. Haversack, and to Icel. Taska trunk, chest, pocket, G. Tasche pocket, and the orig. Sense was perh, peddler's wares. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haberdasher

habenulae perforata
habenular commissure
habenular nucleus
habenular sulcus
habenular trigone
habenulointerpeduncular tract
habenulopeduncular tract
haberdasher (current term)
haberdashery store

Literary usage of Haberdasher

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1. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"Edward Smith, haberdasher, Stephen Sparrow, John Jones, merchant, Reynolds, Brewer, Thomas Plummer, merchant, And that they and their Successors shall be ..."

2. The Diary of Henry Machyn, Citizen and Merchant-taylor of London, from A.D by Henry Machin, John Gough Nichols (1848)
"The second sir George Barnes was also a haberdasher, and lord mayor in 1586-7. " He dwelled in Lombard strete, over- against the George, in the house which ..."

3. The Reiester Booke of Saynte De'nis, Backchurch Parishe (city of London) for by Joseph Lemuel Chester (1878)
"9 Alice Lambert, dau. of M™ Lambert Jan. 15 Mr Cowley, Merchant Feb. 13 Mr Hugh Parkes, haberdasher Feb. 7 Mary Harris, dau. of Mr Harris, ..."

4. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1855)
"... that a haberdasher; this common soldier, a porter; and every man in his apron and frock, &c., as if they never had done any thing else: whereas, ..."

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