noun Etymology: irregular from tobacco + -ist Date: 1657 a dealer in tobacco especially at retail

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  • tobacconist — UK [təˈbækənɪst] / US or tobacconist s UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tobacconist : singular tobacconist plural tobacconists a shop that sells tobacco, cigarettes etc …   English dictionary

  • Tobacconist — To*bac co*nist, n. 1. A dealer in tobacco; also, a manufacturer of tobacco. [1913 Webster] 2. A smoker of tobacco. [Obs.] Sylvester. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tobacconist — (n.) dealer in tobacco, 1650s, from TOBACCO (Cf. tobacco) (q.v.); earlier meaning was person addicted to tobacco (1590s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tobacconist — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a shopkeeper who sells cigarettes and tobacco …   English terms dictionary

  • tobacconist — [tə bak′ə nist] n. [ TOBACCO + n + IST1: orig. applied to a user of tobacco] Chiefly Brit. a dealer in tobacco and other smoking supplies …   English World dictionary

  • Tobacconist — A tobacconist is an expert dealer in tobacco and the related accoutrements.Tobacco accoutrements include pipes, pipe holders, pipe lighters, pipe reamers, pipe cleaners, pipe tampers, pipe pokers, pipe ashtrays, cigar bits, cigar cutters, cigar… …   Wikipedia

  • tobacconist — [[t]təbæ̱kənɪst[/t]] tobacconists 1) N COUNT A tobacconist is a shopkeeper who sells things such as tobacco, cigarettes, and cigars. 2) N COUNT: oft the N A tobacconist or a tobacconist s is a shop that sells things such as tobacco, cigarettes,… …   English dictionary

  • tobacconist — to|bac|co|nist [təˈbækənıst] n 1.) someone who has a shop that sells tobacco, cigarettes etc 2.) tobacconist s BrE a shop that sells tobacco, cigarettes etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tobacconist — noun (C) BrE 1 someone who has a shop that sells tobacco, cigarettes etc 2 tobacconist s a shop that sells tobacco, cigarettes etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tobacconist — /teuh bak euh nist/, n. a dealer in tobacco, esp. the owner of a store that sells pipe tobaccos, cigarettes, and cigars. [1590 1600; TOBACCO + intrusive n + IST] * * * …   Universalium

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