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haberdasher


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Haberdasher  \Hab"er*dash"er\,  n.  [Prob.  fr  Icel.  hapurtask 
  trumpery,  trifles,  perh.  through  French.  It  is  possibly  akin 
  to  E.  haversack,  and  to  Icel.  taska  trunk,  chest,  pocket,  G. 
  tasche  pocket,  and  the  orig.  sense  was  perh.,  peddler's 
  wares.] 
  1.  A  dealer  in  small  wares,  as  tapes,  pins,  needles,  and 
  thread;  also  a  hatter.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  haberdasher  heapeth  wealth  by  hats.  --Gascoigne. 
 
  2.  A  dealer  in  drapery  goods  of  various  descriptions,  as 
  laces,  silks,  trimmings,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  haberdasher 
  n  :  a  merchant  who  sells  men's  clothing  [syn:  {clothier}] 




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