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druggist

[druhg-ist] /ˈdrʌg ɪst/
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.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; drug1 + -ist; compare French droguiste
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British Dictionary definitions for drug gist

druggist

/ˈdrʌɡɪst/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a person qualified to prepare and dispense drugs Also called pharmacist
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Word Origin and History for drug gist

druggist

n.

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

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