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pothecary

[poth-i-ker-ee]
noun, plural poth·e·car·ies. British Dialect.
  1. apothecary.
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Origin of pothecary

1350–1400; Middle English potecarie, aphetic variant of apothecarie apothecary
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Examples from the Web for pothecary

Historical Examples

  • But it was a silver-plated one, in the blue bonnet of a "pothecary's boy."

    Acadia

    Frederic S. Cozzens

  • Foredocking of a word; as, pothecary for apothecary, nob for knob.

  • Generally printed "'pothecary" in the modern eds., but not in the early ones.

  • He would turn all the contents of the 'pothecary's shop into my fallows, and call it 'progress.'

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • There was a girl with a long curl, and she said, 'Go to the 'pothecary's;' and what would Fly have known where she meant?

    Little Folks Astray

    Sophia May (Rebecca Sophia Clarke)


British Dictionary definitions for pothecary

pothecary

noun plural -caries
  1. an archaic or Brit dialect variant of apothecary
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