drug·​store ˈdrəg-ˌstȯr How to pronounce drugstore (audio)
: a retail store where medicines and miscellaneous articles are sold : pharmacy

Examples of drugstore in a Sentence

we picked up her medicine and some toothpaste at the drugstore
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Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drugstore was in 1771

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“Drugstore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drugstore. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


drug·​store ˈdrəg-ˌstō(ə)r How to pronounce drugstore (audio)
: a retail store where medicines and miscellaneous articles are sold

called also pharmacy

Medical Definition


: a retail store where medicines and miscellaneous articles (as food, cosmetics, and film) are sold

called also pharmacy

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