[ druhg-ist ]
/ ˈdrʌg ɪst /


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

1605–15; drug1 + -ist; compare French droguiste
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British Dictionary definitions for druggist


/ (ˈdrʌɡɪst) /


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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