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.
Recent Examples on the Web At some restaurants and resorts, a tobacconist like Greene is there to offer suggestions. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 25 May 2021 Next, the assailant went into a tobacco shop, stabbed the tobacconist and two customers, and then went into the local butcher’s shop, according to French news reports.., 5 May 2020 Media reported that the attacker first went into a tobacco shop and stabbed the tobacconist and two customers, before attacking several other people in the vicinity of that shop and a nearby bakery. Fox News, 5 Apr. 2020 According to the industry, roughly 10,000 vape stores, mostly of the mom-and-pop variety, supporting 90,000 jobs, have sprung up across the country — tobacconists, which include vape shops, were the fastest-growing retail sector in the past decade. NBC News, 10 Nov. 2019 Along a dusty stretch of road there are two small grocery stores, a rundown coffee shop and a tobacconist. Edward Kiernan, CNN, 6 Apr. 2018 The windows of Le Chalet Caffe, a bistro and tobacconist, are dark. The Economist, 16 Dec. 2017 The tobacconist business was started by Laura Muench’s grandfather in 1917 in St. Louis. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, 5 Oct. 2017 See More

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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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“Tobacconist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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