drug·​gist | \ ˈdrə-gist How to pronounce druggist (audio) \

Definition of druggist

: a person who sells or dispenses drugs and medicines: such as
b : one who owns or manages a drugstore

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Synonyms for druggist


apothecary, chemist [British], pharmacist

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Examples of druggist in a Sentence

Your local druggist can fill the prescription. she got her prescription for antibiotics filled by the druggist

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In early May a Dayton mine manager and a local druggist (the latter also part-time chairman of the schoolbook committee) met with John Scopes, a young high school science teacher, to discuss resistance. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Dems face big loss, big opportunity with Kavanaugh," 10 July 2018 Applied botany was, to Hosack’s mind, important for everyone — farmers, druggists, manufacturers — but especially his Columbia medical students. Marta Mcdowell, New York Times, "Deep Below Rockefeller Center Lies a Legendary Botanical Garden," 25 June 2018 The professions were represented by J.H. Ralston, M.D.; F.H. Orendorf, physician and druggist; and F.C. Clark, dentist. Arthur Hart, idahostatesman, "Idaho’s mining towns had some interesting saloon names, fleeting businesses, tooth decay | Idaho Statesman," 7 Apr. 2018 The druggists and apothecaries who sold medicines and supposed miracles cures in the 18th and 19th centuries would likely find the nationwide drug-store chains prominent in the 21st century unrecognizable. Patrick Cooley, cleveland.com, "Cleveland State University professor's book reveals history of the drug store industry," 7 Jan. 2018 His great aunts and uncles included a steamboat captain, a doctor, a druggist and a sister who cared for the parents. Samantha Stetzer, The Seattle Times, "Wisconsin attorney carries out family tradition in courtroom," 17 Dec. 2017 PBMs negotiate drug prices with drug companies on behalf of insurance companies and other payers, then communicate those prices to druggists at the retail level. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "The 'clawback': Another hidden scam driving up your prescription prices," 9 Aug. 2017 While most sold real medicines, some of their products, Dr. Klein said, were laced with small amounts of heroin or opium, which druggists used, intentionally or not, to make the customers feel good and get them addicted to their products. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "'Jurassic World' sequel gets a title: 'Fallen Kingdom'," 22 June 2017 A Tennessee druggist, David Newbaker, was given a probationary sentence after being cited for many of the same violations as NECC. Walter F. Roche Jr., USA TODAY, "Pharmacist gets 9 years for deadly meningitis outbreak," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of druggist

1608, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of druggist was in 1608

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English Language Learners Definition of druggist

US, somewhat old-fashioned : a person who prepares and sells medicines


drug·​gist | \ ˈdrə-gəst How to pronounce druggist (audio) \

Kids Definition of druggist

: a person who prepares and sells drugs and medicines : pharmacist


drug·​gist | \ ˈdrəg-əst How to pronounce druggist (audio) \

Medical Definition of druggist

: an individual who sells or dispenses drugs and medicines: as
b : a person who owns or manages a drugstore

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