Definition of druggist in English:

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druggist

Pronunciation: /ˈdrəɡəst/

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'.

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Syllabification: drug·gist

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