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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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Your local druggist can fill the prescription. she got her prescription for antibiotics filled by the druggist
Recent Examples on the Web In London, for instance, deaths in October at the height of the killing wave were running at 4,500 a week, and there was panic buying at druggists. Mark Honigsbaum, The New York Review of Books, "‘A Once-in-a-Century Pathogen’: The 1918 Pandemic & This One," 17 Mar. 2020 Porter was born in 1891 in Peru, Ind., to a druggist father and a mother who encouraged his musical and theatrical interests. David Kirby, Washington Post, "‘The Letters of Cole Porter’ amount to the last word on a madcap existence," 4 Dec. 2019 John Hall, April 10, 1928 - Executed for the 1927 murder of South Bend druggist Louis Kreidler during a holdup. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "A history of executions in Indiana," 11 Dec. 2019 The celebration began when the National Confectioners' Association encouraged shoppers all over the country to patronize their local candy shops, bakers and druggists for sweets on Oct. 14, 1916. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Today is National Sweetest Day. How is it different from Valentine's Day?," 19 Oct. 2019 In 1881, a customer asked druggist Edward Berner, owner of Ed Berner’s Ice Cream Parlor in Two Rivers, to top a dish of ice cream with chocolate sauce — something then reserved for ice cream sodas. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Margarine smugglers, a deadly milk war and more flavor Wisconsin's dairy history," 28 Aug. 2019 Some of Mark Kellogg’s personal belongings were sent to a Bismarck druggist, John Piatt Dunn, who kept a boarding house where the reporter had stayed. Patrick Springer / Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Along with Custer, a Pioneer Press contributor met his end 143 years ago at Battle of the Little Bighorn," 6 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of druggist

1608, in the meaning defined above

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“Druggist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/druggist. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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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


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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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