drug store


  1. the place of business of a druggist, usually also selling cosmetics, stationery, toothpaste, mouthwash, cigarettes, etc., and sometimes soft drinks and light meals.


  1. US and Canadian a shop where medical prescriptions are made up and a wide variety of goods and sometimes light meals are sold

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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