a dealer in tobacco, especially the owner of a store that sells pipe tobaccos, cigarettes, and cigars.
Origin of tobacconist
+ intrusive -n-
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Examples from the Web for tobacconist
Historical Examples of tobacconist
And the tobacconist was left alone in his shop, smoking gravely.
"Two weeks less for lodgings," she thought, as she returned to the tobacconist's.
At the barber's or tobacconist's they asked familiarly, 'Do you think you will ever get to Bankok?'
It is inevitable that I give you the impression that I am in love with the tobacconist's wife.
A moment ago I said the other woman, the tobacconist's wife, went with me.
British Dictionary definitions for tobacconist
mainly British a person or shop that sells tobacco, cigarettes, pipes, etc
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Word Origin and History for tobacconist
"dealer in tobacco," 1650s, from tobacco + -ist + abnormal inserted consonant; earlier meaning was "person addicted to tobacco" (1590s).
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