or drug store

[ druhg-stawr, -stohr ]
/ ˈdrʌgˌstɔr, -ˌstoʊr /


the place of business of a druggist, usually also selling cosmetics, stationery, toothpaste, mouthwash, cigarettes, etc., and sometimes soft drinks and light meals.

Origin of drugstore

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

/ (ˈdrʌɡˌstɔː) /


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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