Part of speech: noun
Origin: Middle English, 13th century
(American English) A men’s clothing retailer
(British English) A retailer for small sewing notions, such as buttons and needles
Examples of Haberdasher in a sentence
"A stop in at the haberdasher was necessary for him to replenish his summer wardrobe."
"The tailor and the haberdasher were located right next to each other, making for a perfect business arrangement."
Popularity Over Time
"Haberdasher" is a fun word for a clothier that specializes in men’s items. If you don’t enjoy shopping, using a fanciful word might put you in a better attitude. If you can’t remember "haberdasher," try "boutique," "emporium," "showroom," or "repository."
Did you Know?
The modern usage of "haberdasher" means a retailer that sells all manner of men’s fashion, but in the past a haberdasher sold hats exclusively. If you were looking for a woman’s hat, you wouldn’t visit the haberdasher, but instead the milliner.