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haberdashery

[hab-er-dash-uh-ree] /ˈhæb ərˌdæʃ ə ri/
noun, plural haberdasheries.
1.
a haberdasher's shop.
2.
the goods sold there.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English haberdashrye < Anglo-French. See haberdasher, -y3
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haberdashery

/ˈhæbəˌdæʃərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
the goods or business kept by a haberdasher
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Word Origin and History for haberdashery
n.

early 15c., Anglo-French, "goods sold by a haberdasher," from haberdasher + -y (2). Meaning "a haberdasher's shop" is recorded from 1813, with meaning shading to -ery.

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