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haberdasher

(noun) A dealer in men's furnishings.

Synonyms: clothier

Usage: The young boy excitedly entered the haberdasher's shop, ready to purchase his first suit.
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At various times throughout its history, the term "haberdasher" has referred to a dealer of hats or caps, a seller of notions (sewing supplies such as needles and thimbles), and apparently (perhaps somewhat coyly) as a person who sells liquor. Nowadays, with hats not being as fashionable as they once were, the word mostly is applied generally as a clothing outfitter for men, with "haberdashery" referring to the establishment or the goods sold there. Haberdasher derives via Middle English from "hapertas," an Anglo-French word for a kind of cloth, as does the obsolete noun "haberdash," which once meant petty merchandise or small wares. This is a classic example of how language changes. Purveyor of Men's clothing and notions.
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Noun 1. haberdasher - a merchant who sells men's clothinghaberdasher - a merchant who sells men's clothing
clothier
merchandiser, merchant - a businessperson engaged in retail trade
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