Definition of quincaillerie in English:

quincaillerie

noun

  • 1Hardware.

  • 2A hardware or ironmonger's shop, especially a French one.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Blackwood's Magazine. From French quincaillerie ironmonger's trade, ironmongery, hardware shop from quincaille hardware, ironmongery (although this is apparently first attested later: 1360 as quinquelle, quincalle; from the same (imitative) base as clinquant, with assimilation of the consonant cluster in the first syllable + -aille, suffix forming nouns: compare -al) + -erie.

Pronunciation

quincaillerie

/kãkʌɪjəˈri/