Definition of haberdashery in English:

haberdashery

noun

North american
  • 1The goods and wares sold by a haberdasher.

    • ‘Like Dr. Grant, however, the meticulous doctor found no pleasure in soiling his fancy haberdashery during a leisurely round of golf.’
    • ‘On opening day fifteen departments were ready for business, including grocery, confectionery, wine, perfume, books, haberdashery, sporting goods, and toys.’
    • ‘To the democratic reader committed to affording all beliefs equal status, belief is a sort of style, like haberdashery, taken on and put away at will.’
    • ‘Off the field, Portis also was fun because of his outlandish haberdashery and his outrageously confident attitude.’
    • ‘As part of this refit, the company also scaled back floor space for textiles, dress fabrics, haberdashery and knitting yarns.’
    1. 1.1The shop of a haberdasher.
      • ‘There are 14 departments with escalators and elevators ‘going up’ to haberdashery and food and down to furniture and china.’
      • ‘The three of us trooped off together to get outfitted at a mid-town haberdashery.’
      • ‘Soon, Hollywood's fine haberdasheries were replaced by pizza joints, T-shirt shops, and pornographic bookstores.’
      • ‘So he got me the plush summer job at the men's haberdashery selling ties and socks and underwear.’
      • ‘His men's haberdashery in St. Paul, Minn., once served as the factory's midwestern distribution center.’

Pronunciation:

haberdashery

/ˈhabərˌdaSHərē/