Definition of “chemist” - English Dictionary

“chemist” in British English

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chemistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkem.ɪst/ us /ˈkem.ɪst/

chemist noun [ C ] (MEDICINE)

UK US pharmacist a person whose job is to prepare and sell medicines and other goods in a shop

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A2 UK UK also chemist's, US drugstore a shop where you can buy medicines, make-up, and sometimes other things such as chocolate

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(Definition of “chemist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“chemist” in American English

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chemistnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkem·əst/

Br A chemist or chemist's is a drugstore.

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“chemist” in Business English

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chemistnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkemɪst/ us

a person who studies chemistry, or a scientist who works with chemicals or studies their reactions:

He was a chemist who led several rubber research institutes in Malaysia.
a forensic/industrial/nuclear/research chemist

UK also pharmacist, US also druggist a person whose job is to prepare and sell medicines in a store:

If you think that you may qualify for free prescriptions, ask the chemist for a receipt form.

UK UK also chemist's, UK also chemist shop, also pharmacy, US also drugstore COMMERCE a store where you can buy medicines, beauty products, products for washing your body, etc.:

He is chairman of Boots, Britain's biggest chemist.
Jane was a pharmacist in a chemist's in a small town.

(Definition of “chemist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)