Definitions for: Haberdasher

[n] a merchant who sells men's clothing

Webster (1913) Definition: Hab"er*dash"er, n. [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
1. A dealer in small wares, as tapes, pins, needles, and
thread; also, a hatter. [Obs.]

The haberdasher heapeth wealth by hats. --Gascoigne.

2. A dealer in drapery goods of various descriptions, as
laces, silks, trimmings, etc.

Synonyms: clothier

See Also: merchandiser, merchant

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