What pharmacies used to be called before the term “drug” was related to illegal narcotics. They are still around in some places, and most aren’t limited to selling medicine. They sell stuff such as locks, chewing gum, tape, and sometimes frying pans! They are a common place for small children with red hats to buy yo-yos.
When I got the flu, I needed to turn my prescription in to the only drug store in the state because my doctor is strange and still thinks that he’s in the 90s.
by Kopper0625 January 26, 2020
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In New England the local pharmacy was called a "drug store", it probably dates back to circa 1900. In Worcester, MA circa into 1960's the word "drug store" was used more than pharmacy. At least one in every neighborhood and open on Sunday, Massachusetts state "blue laws" had all other retail business closed.
You would get a medial prescription filled at the corner "drug store" in the 1950's.
by jimmy ex-worcester August 27, 2007
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The obscene amount of money you spend on crap while waiting 20 minutes for a prescription you should have called in.
"Nose hair clippers for my dog. Genius!" Ahem, you were just victim to Drug Store Rape.

"Anything 'as advertised on tv'."
by bluebouquet August 22, 2011
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The horrible gifts from the drug store such as a knock off gaming console, a book with i generic title , or a over priced action figure from something you have never heard of. Then these gifts are given to an unlucky child for christmas.
Mom: ok son open your gift!

little billy: OMGGGG ITS A...fun station 5. 0.o

Mom: Isnt that what you wanted?

little billy: No you dumb bitch, i specifically asked for a playstation 3. wtf is this shit.

Mom: sorry you had a "drug store christmas"

little billy: >=(
by Spootybeaver113 April 6, 2011
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When an animal sport betting game is being manipulated by injecting the animals with drugs.
The word is often used when referring to foul play in horse races.
It's what they called back then a drug store handicap, guy wants what the fella calls a sure thing, so he schemes to make it so.
by Ørångus April 3, 2019
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