a person whose work or business is selling men's furnishings, such as hats
, neckties, and gloves
a dealer in various small articles, such as ribbons, thread
, and needles
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Word origin of 'haberdasher'ME haberdashere, prob. < Anglo-Fr hapertas, kind of cloth