Me: What's a haberdashery?
Merriam-Webster: It's a place to buy men's clothes and notions
M: Wait, what's a notion?
MW: It's like a sundry.
M: What the hell is a sundry?
MW: I dunno, it's like a little thing or whatever.

This, of course, reminds me of another regular interaction I have with dictionaries...

M: What's a haberdashery?
MW: goods sold by a haberdasher.
M: Fine, then what's a haberdasher?
MW: It's a person who works in a haberdashery.
M: WE'RE GOING IN CIRCLES HERE!!

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