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[druhg-ist] /ˈdrʌg ɪst/

a person who compounds or prepares according to medical prescriptions; apothecary; pharmacist; dispensing chemist.
the owner or operator of a drugstore.
(US & Canadian) a person qualified to prepare and dispense drugs Also called pharmacist

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


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