Definitions of haberdasher

  1. a merchant who sells men's clothing
  2. A dealer in small wares, as tapes, pins, needles, and thread; also, a hatter.
  3. A dealer in drapery goods of various descriptions, as laces, silks, trimmings, etc.
  4. A seller of small- wares, as ribbons, tape, etc.
  5. A dealer in small wares.
  6. A seller of small wares, as ribbons, tapes, & c.

Usage examples for haberdasher

  1. I suppose I were wise to write it down, with which Miss Courteen tried the eleventh haberdasher. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  2. Receipt of stolen goods, 1, a Haberdasher. – Old Church Lore by William Andrews
  3. Turning to the haberdasher, she said in a low tone: " We'll look sweet if he hasn't left us anything." – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  4. " I mean this- if he isn't a gentleman, how comes it that he isn't ashamed of being a haberdasher? – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  5. Then he went to the shoemaker, to the hatter, to the haberdasher. – Parrot & Co. by Harold MacGrath
  6. The tailor's tags had been cut from the smart, well- fitting garments; the buttons on the same had been replaced by others of an ordinary character; the names of the haberdasher, the hat dealer and the boot maker had been as effectually destroyed. – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  7. One room was filled with boxes containing hats, and in another, piles of costly silks were heaped, untouched since their arrival from the fashionable haberdasher or silk mercer. – Honore de Balzac, His Life and Writings by Mary F. Sandars
  8. In thus complaining her object perhaps was to extract from the haberdasher as large a present as possible. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  9. But how did it get from the marmalade to Tishy's haberdasher? – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  10. It stopped at the next door, which was that of the haberdasher, and they entered the shop together. – The Vicar of Wrexhill by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  11. In the other corner, by the writing- desk, stood the hatter and the haberdasher with their heads together. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  12. Here he brought also a haberdasher at my desire, and I bought a hat of him, and so away and called away my wife from his house, and so home and to read, and then to supper and to bed, my head full in behalf of Balty, who tells me strange stories of his mother. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  13. Finally he handed it across the table to the haberdasher. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  14. He was a haberdasher of Cheapside, London, and an Alderman of the city. – The Mayflower and Her Log, Complete by Azel Ames
  15. For instance, Madame Menoux- you must surely remember Madame Menoux, the little haberdasher close by- well, there was a woman now who never had any luck! – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola