Definitions for haberdasherˈhæb ərˌdæʃ ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hab•er•dash•erˈhæb ərˌdæʃ ər(n.)
a retail dealer in men's furnishings.
Chiefly Brit. a dealer in small wares.
Origin of haberdasher:
1275–1325; ME haberdasshere, of obscure orig.
a merchant who sells men's clothing
A dealer in ribbons, buttons, thread, needles and similar sewing goods.
A men's outfitter, usually a men's haberdasher.
A member of the Haberdashers livery company.
Origin: Uncertain but may derive from habertas
a dealer in small wares, as tapes, pins, needles, and thread; also, a hatter
a dealer in drapery goods of various descriptions, as laces, silks, trimmings, etc