Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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DROGGIE, DRUGGIE, n. A druggist (Abd.27 1950; Fif.10 1940). Abd. c.1870 A. Shewan Spirat Adhuc Amor (1923) 196:
These were bought from the local chemist, “Druggie” Ross.
Abd. 1900 E.D.D.:
Gae owre to the shop an' tell droggie to gie ye an once o' salts.

[Drog, drug, + suff. -ie denoting trade or profession: cf. Clockie, Dancie, etc.]

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