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  1. a person who compounds or prepares drugs according to medical prescriptions; apothecary; pharmacist; dispensing chemist.
  2. the owner or operator of a drugstore.
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Origin of druggist

1605–15; drug1 + -ist; compare French droguiste
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Historical Examples

  • To which Shakib replies by going to the druggist with the prescriptions.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • "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.

British Dictionary definitions for druggist


  1. 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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