bud·​tend·​er | \ ˈbəd-ˌten-dər How to pronounce budtender (audio) \
plural budtenders

Definition of budtender

: 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

First Known Use of budtender

1997, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for budtender

bud entry 1 + tender entry 5

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“Budtender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/budtender. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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