druggist








noun

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

noun

  1. US and Canadian a person qualified to prepare and dispense drugsAlso called: pharmacist
n.

1610s, from French droguiste, from droge (see drug (n.)). Earlier drugger (1590s).

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