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drugstore

or drug store

[druhg-stawr, -stohr]
noun
  1. the place of business of a druggist, usually also selling cosmetics, stationery, toothpaste, mouthwash, cigarettes, etc., and sometimes soft drinks and light meals.
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Origin of drugstore

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10; drug1 + store
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British Dictionary definitions for drug store

drugstore

noun
  1. US and Canadian a shop where medical prescriptions are made up and a wide variety of goods and sometimes light meals are sold
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Word Origin and History for drug store

n.

also drug-store, 1810, American English, from drug (n.) + store (n.). Drug-store cowboy is 1925, American English slang, originally one who dressed like a Westerner but obviously wasn't.

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