budtender

noun

bud·​tend·​er ˈbəd-ˌten-dər How to pronounce budtender (audio)
plural budtenders
: a person who serves customers at an establishment where cannabis products are sold (such as a medical or recreational marijuana dispensary)
I learn from my helpful budtender (yes, that's his title) that there are two types of marijuana … . He has me sniffing jars of different strains with names like Chemdawg and Amnesia. Linda Yellin

Word History

Etymology

bud entry 1 + tender entry 5, after bartender

First Known Use

1997, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of budtender was in 1997

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Cite this Entry

“Budtender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budtender. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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