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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Examples of druggist in a Sentence

Your local druggist can fill the prescription. she got her prescription for antibiotics filled by the druggist
Recent Examples on the Web Some were tradesmen—people like coach and harness maker Charles Bebee, goldsmith Jean Claude Mairot, and druggist Joseph Dufilho. Joshua D. Rothman, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Apr. 2021 Pemberton, a pharmacist, sold the formula to a fellow-druggist, Asa Griggs Candler, and for years it could be found only at white soda fountains. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2021 Yet questioning both the medical student and the druggist led the police nowhere, and over the next few days, all leads ran dry. Paula Larsson, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Feb. 2021 Back in 1833, two men — a miller and a druggist who grew herbs — decided to make and sell drugs and essential oils. Dallas News, 17 Jan. 2021 Francis was sentenced to die for the murder of St. Martinville, Louisiana, druggist Andrew Thomas, who once employed Francis. CBS News, 30 Dec. 2020 Rosebud Salve was invented in 1892 by a druggist as a family salve that works for chapped lips, skin, blemishes, diaper rash, or detergent burn. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 27 Oct. 2020 It was printed in the Aitkin Age newspaper in 1895 and in an 1898 promotional pamphlet given to the customers of a Minneapolis druggist. Kevyn Burger Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 16 Sep. 2020 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, 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of druggist

1608, in the meaning defined above

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23 Apr 2021

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“Druggist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/druggist. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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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