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Pronunciation: /ˈhæbərˌdæʃəri; ˈhæbəˌdæʃəri/

Translation of haberdashery in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ries)

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (clothes store) (American English/inglés norteamericano) tienda (feminine) de ropa y accesorios para caballeros 1.2 (store selling sewing materials etc) (British English/inglés británico) mercería (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Soon, Hollywood's fine haberdasheries were replaced by pizza joints, T-shirt shops, and pornographic bookstores.
    • There are 14 departments with escalators and elevators ‘going up’ to haberdashery and food and down to furniture and china.
    • The three of us trooped off together to get outfitted at a mid-town haberdashery.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable 2.1 (clothes) (American English/inglés norteamericano) ropa (feminine) y accesorios (masculine plural) para caballeros 2.2 (sewing materials) (British English/inglés británico) (artículos (masculine plural) de) mercería (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The shop specialises in a wide range of fabrics, haberdashery and buttons.
    • Many display shelves were covered by stationery materials, crepe paper, haberdashery, hair conditioner and washing detergent, boot polish and plastic toys.
    • The company has a £45 million a year turnover with sales of a wide range of products, including household wares, haberdashery and clothes at budget prices.
    Example sentences
    • As part of this refit, the company also scaled back floor space for textiles, dress fabrics, haberdashery and knitting yarns.
    • To the democratic reader committed to affording all beliefs equal status, belief is a sort of style, like haberdashery, taken on and put away at will.
    • Like Dr. Grant, however, the meticulous doctor found no pleasure in soiling his fancy haberdashery during a leisurely round of golf.

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An estanco is an establishment selling tobacco, stamps, bus and subway passes and other products whose sale is restricted. Cigarettes etc are sold in bars and cafés but at higher prices. Estancos also sell stationery and sometimes newspapers.