to·​bac·​co·​nist | \ tə-ˈba-kə-nist How to pronounce tobacconist (audio) \

Definition of tobacconist

: a dealer in tobacco especially at retail

Examples of tobacconist in a Sentence

He bought some cigars at the tobacconist's.

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Along a dusty stretch of road there are two small grocery stores, a rundown coffee shop and a tobacconist. Edward Kiernan, CNN, "Hungary is starting to look a bit like Russia. Here's why," 6 Apr. 2018 The windows of Le Chalet Caffe, a bistro and tobacconist, are dark. The Economist, "Take the B trainA day crossing Paris by train," 16 Dec. 2017 The tobacconist business was started by Laura Muench’s grandfather in 1917 in St. Louis. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, "Up the Missouri: St. Charles’ riverside charm," 5 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tobacconist

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tobacconist

irregular from tobacco + -ist

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The first known use of tobacconist was in 1657

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English Language Learners Definition of tobacconist

: a person who sells tobacco and tobacco products (such as cigarettes)
: a store where tobacco and tobacco products are sold

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