Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A dealer in tobacco and smoking supplies.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dealer in tobacco; also, a manufacturer of tobacco.
  • noun A smoker of tobacco.
  • noun What kind of Chimny is't Less Sensible then a Tobacconist?

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A dealer in tobacco; also, a manufacturer of tobacco.
  • noun obsolete A smoker of tobacco.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a person who sells tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, snuff and sundry items
  • noun a tobacconist's shop
  • noun dated a person who is addicted to smoking tobacco

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a retail dealer in tobacco and tobacco-related articles
  • noun a shop that sells pipes and pipe tobacco and cigars and cigarettes

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    A Cigarette-Maker's Romance

  • [47] Minshew calls a tobacconist _fumi-vendulus_, a _smoak-seller_.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • 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.

    Indiscretions of Archie

  • The tobacconist is a large man, much given to perspiration.

    The Slave of the Lamp

  • The tobacconist was a kind man, but a comfortable one, loving his rest and his breakfast and his ease at all times.

    A Cigarette-Maker's Romance

  • An amusing example of the bragging "tobacconist" is pictured for us in

    The Social History of Smoking

  • He was bred to the employment of a lapidary or diamond-cutter; but abandoned that for the business of a tobacconist … The figures 37 seem to have been those which marked the number of his snuff-shop, which was at the Red Lion, near Fleet Market in Fleet Street, London.

    Seal's of Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land

  • Seeing a gap in the market, one New York tobacconist has found a unique solution.

    Tom Johansmeyer: Retro Manhattan: Smoke Cigars and Eat Simultaneously

  • Seeing a gap in the market -- and an opportunity to help cigar smokers out -- one New York tobacconist has found a unique solution.

    Tom Johansmeyer: Retro Manhattan: Smoke Cigars and Eat Simultaneously

  • He was bred to the employment of a lapidary or diamond-cutter; but abandoned that for the business of a tobacconist … The figures 37 seem to have been those which marked the number of his snuff-shop, which was at the Red Lion, near Fleet Market in Fleet Street, London.

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    June 12, 2012