Prob. from (Icelandic) hapurtask trumpery, trifles, perhaps through French. It is possibly akin to (English) haversack, and to (Icelandic) taska trunk, chest, pocket, German tasche pocket, and the original sense was perhaps, peddler's wares.
1. A dealer in small wares, as tapes, pins, needles, and thread; also, a hatter. (obsolete) The haberdasher heapeth wealth by hats. Gascoigne.2. A dealer in drapery goods of various descriptions, as laces, silks, trimmings, etc.
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Uncertain but may derive from Anglo-Norman habertas (“small goods”) This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.
haberdasher (plural haberdashers) A dealer in ribbons, buttons, thread, needles and similar sewing goods. (US) A men's outfitter, usually a men's haberdasher. (UK) A member of the Haberdashers livery company.
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