- a person who compounds or prepares drugs according to medical prescriptions; apothecary; pharmacist; dispensing chemist.
- the owner or operator of a drugstore.
Origin of druggist
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Examples from the Web for druggist
To which Shakib replies by going to the druggist with the prescriptions.The Book of Khalid
"Maybe the next jury will think differently," argued the druggist.Tess of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
Sulphur, mainly, the doctor and Druggist Gray pronounced the chemical to be.Trail's End
George W. Ogden
But it was not I who made the last blunder—it was the druggist.The Blunders of a Bashful Man
Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
I thought I might get something from a druggist friend to help me sleep.
- US and Canadian a person qualified to prepare and dispense drugsAlso called: pharmacist
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Word Origin and History for druggist
1610s, from French droguiste, from droge (see drug (n.)). Earlier drugger (1590s).
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