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drugstore

[druhg-stawr, -stohr] /ˈdrʌgˌstɔr, -ˌstoʊr/
noun
1.
the place of business of a druggist, usually also selling cosmetics, stationery, toothpaste, mouthwash, cigarettes, etc., and sometimes soft drinks and light meals.
Also, drug store.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; drug1 + store
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British Dictionary definitions for drug store

drugstore

/ˈdrʌɡˌstɔː/
noun
1.
(US & 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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Word Origin and History for drug store
n.

also drug-store, 1810, American English, from drug (n.) + store (n.). Drug-store cowboy is 1925, American English slang, originally one who dressed like a Westerner but obviously wasn't.

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