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Who is called Haberdasher ?

Asked by anantharaman, 29 Oct '08 05:02 pm
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A haberdasher is a person who sells small articles for sewing, such as buttons, ribbons and zippers. In U.S. English, haberdasher is another term for a men's outfitter. A haberdasher's shop or the items sold therein are called haberdashery. Obsolete meanings of the term "haberdasher" refer to a "dealer in, or maker of, hats and caps". The word appears in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Haberdashers were initially pedlars, sellers of small wares, such as needles, buttons, etc. The word could derive from the Icelandic haprtask 'pedlars' wares' or the sack in which the pedlar carries them. In this sense, a haberdasher (Scandinavian name) would be very close to a mercer (French name). A haberdasher would retail smallwares, the goods of the pedlar, while a mercer would specialize in "linens, silks, fustian, worsted piece-goods and bedding". Saint Louis IX, the King of France 122670, is supposedly the patron saint of haberdashers.
Answered by Lion Heart, 29 Oct '08 05:05 pm

 
  
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Cloth seller/merchant
Answered by Aditi Jain, 29 Oct '08 05:03 pm

 
  
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A dealer in drapery goods of various descriptions, as laces, threads, buttons, silks, trimmings, etc.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 29 Oct '08 05:10 pm

 
  
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There are different meanings in american and british languages.a small dealer selling petty things is general meaning.
Answered by prabhakar pandit, 29 Oct '08 05:07 pm

 
  
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A person who sells small articles for sewing, such as buttons, ribbons and zips
Answered by RAJAN MHAMAI, 29 Oct '08 05:03 pm

 
  
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There is no such word. Please check the spelling again
Answered by Juzar N Khambatta, 29 Oct '08 05:03 pm

 
  
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In America it is a merchant who sells men's clothing. In Britain Someone who sells sewing and dressmaking materials. It is simply is clothier.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 29 Oct '08 07:13 pm

 
  
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