Definition of tobacconist in English:



  • A shopkeeper who sells cigarettes, tobacco, and other items used by smokers.

    • ‘Likewise for smoking - if everyone quit smoking tomorrow, newsagents, tobacconists, cigarette companies would all collapse and thousands more jobs would be lost.’
    • ‘A robber went into a tobacconist in Auckland, New Zealand, and asked for cigarettes, and threw a $20 note on the counter so that the shopkeeper would open the till.’
    • ‘Mr Beilby, who owns a sweet shop and tobacconists which was set up by his grandfather in 1910, said: ‘As a shopkeeper, I am very pleased that the barber shop will stay as a local amenity.’’
    • ‘It was squashed between a tobacconist and a dressmakers in the middle of a street which was primarily shops.’
    • ‘Once he was sure he was out of eyeshot of the tobacconist he dropped the pack of cigarettes, unopened, into one of the discreetly placed rubbish bins surrounded by unnaturally flourishing pot plants.’
    • ‘The young George Soros would try to sell little knick-knacks to tobacconists - unsuccessfully, as he now recalls.’
    • ‘Living in the tobacconists on Dane Street owned by his parents, Amy and Fred, he would often be woken by the wail of the air-raid sirens.’
    • ‘Fairly obviously, this indicates that one function of the shop is as a tobacconist, and such shops sell cigarettes et cetera.’
    • ‘But I don't think you would see British tobacconists flinging boxes of fags into street fires to defend their rights.’
    • ‘Across the road from the Cathedral is a tobacconist that sells postcards.’
    • ‘They were in the tradition of colportage, hawked by street pedlars who entered bars and workshops, or sold by tobacconists, newsagents, or at railway kiosks.’
    • ‘What is the best way to stop tobacconists selling cigarettes to children?’
    • ‘My grandfather Amos Dewhirst, a woolsorter and part-time picture-framer from Oxenhope, opened his newsagents, stationers and tobacconists at 232, Oakworth Road, Keighley, in 1899.’
    • ‘For example, smokers who buy their cigarettes in packets of ten in an effort to cut down will have to buy 20 instead, as tobacconists will only be allowed to sell packets ‘containing not less than 20 cigarettes’.’
    • ‘Vendors sold postcards in corner stores, in markets, in tobacconists, in newsagents' shops, and on the street.’
    • ‘I may be an unreconstructed teenage rebel, but a law that bans smoking by consenting adults in tobacconists seems to me to be a bad law, and one worth disobeying.’
    • ‘The specialist tobacconist will no longer be able to advertise cigarettes or hand-rolling tobacco products in the window of the shop.’
    • ‘Austin was a tobacconist and photographic dealer who owned a shop on central Devon Street in New Plymouth.’
    • ‘As a pharmacy we are covered by completely different laws to tobacconists.’
    • ‘Ending up in Syria, he settled down and quickly found work as a tobacconist, where he began experimenting with different cigarette compositions.’