drug·​gist ˈdrə-gist How to pronounce druggist (audio)
: a person who sells or dispenses drugs and medicines: such as
: one who owns or manages a drugstore

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 The Gazette heard about the incident at 2 a.m. Saturday when C.B. Hord, traveling salesman; H.C. Hoffmann, candy manufacturer; and E.J. Browne, druggist, reached the city after a night spent patching inner tubes. Celia Storey, Arkansas Online, 24 Oct. 2022 White supports his theories with some crucial pieces of overlooked evidence, such as a brief mention in a newspaper story connecting Berner to a druggist who would have had access to strychnine. Maia Silber, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 His father, a druggist and the village president of Blue River, Wisconsin, had served in the 54th Infantry during World War I. Ron Grossman, chicagotribune.com, 2 Dec. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1608, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of druggist was in 1608

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“Druggist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/druggist. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


drug·​gist ˈdrəg-əst How to pronounce druggist (audio)
: a person who sells drugs and medicines
also : pharmacist

Medical Definition


drug·​gist ˈdrəg-əst How to pronounce druggist (audio)
: an individual who sells or dispenses drugs and medicines: as
: a person who owns or manages a drugstore

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