Definition of small ware in US English:

small ware

noun

  • 1Chiefly in plural Small items of haberdashery; items of tape, cord, braid, etc. Occasionally in singular used collectively.

  • 2Usually in plural (chiefly North American) Any small manufactured items; (in later use) specifically kitchen utensils. Occasionally in singular used collectively.

  • 3In singular used collectively and in plural In extended use: minor or ephemeral productions.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Rastell. From small + ware.

Pronunciation

small ware

/ˈsmɔːl wɛː/