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Definition of "tobacconist" [to•bac•co•nist]

  • A dealer in tobacco and smoking supplies. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tobacconist" in a sentence
  • "Sometimes, indeed, when he chanced to be very sure that they would not come for him until evening, he would stroll through the town for an hour, looking into the shop windows and making up his mind what he should buy; and sometimes, on such occasions, he would visit the scene of his late labours, as he called the tobacconist's shop on that day of the week, and would exchange a few friendly words with his former companions."
  • "[47] Minshew calls a tobacconist _fumi-vendulus_, a _smoak-seller_."
  • "The tobacconist was a hearty, red-faced man, who looked like an English sporting publican -- the kind of man who wears a fawn-coloured top-coat and drives to the Derby in a dog-cart; and usually there seemed to be nothing on his mind except the vagaries of the weather, concerning which he was a great conversationalist."