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druggist

Line breaks: drug|gist
Pronunciation: /ˈdrʌɡɪst
 
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Definition of druggist in English:

noun

North American
A pharmacist or retailer of medicinal drugs.
Example sentences
  • My druggist assures me it has no narcotics, mainly Tylenol.
  • Recently, some pharmacists have refused to sell the morning-after pill or refer patients to other druggists, citing moral beliefs.
  • ‘Only the druggist down at the corner,’ replied the patient.

Origin

early 17th century: from French droguiste, from drogue 'drug'.

Words that rhyme with druggist

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