In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1US(selling men's clothing etc)
dueño de unahaberdashery
2British(selling thread, buttons, etc)mercero masculinemercera feminine
- Among the shops nearby were a grocers, a haberdashers, a sweet shop and a tripe shop.
- Visit haberdashers to buy three zips for trousers I'm making.
- The gallery is off Oxford Circus, next door to a haberdasher's, established back in 1902.
- Early in the nineteenth century, the number of tailors, furriers, jewellers and haberdashers rose steeply.
- In those days there was a lot going on in the village, which boasted not only seven grocers, but also seven pubs, two greengrocers, two butchers, a chemists, a haberdashers and a post office.
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