- a podiatrist.
Origin of chiropodist
Examples from the Web for chiropodist
New-Haven enjoys an elephant that has corns, and is about to be operated on by a chiropodist.
To a dentist or chiropodist he would be invaluable, as he can do almost anything.The American Joe Miller
One of the divans is partitioned off for the accommodation of the chiropodist.
Connected with it is a saloon for the hairdresser and chiropodist, and an attendants' room.
So with tight-lacing and the new attachment of a chiropodist to fashionable families.A New Atmosphere
Word Origin and History for chiropodist
1785, from chiro- "hand" + pod-, stem of Greek pous "foot" (see foot (n.)) + -ist. Probably coined by Canadian-born U.S. healer Daniel Palmer (1845-1913); originally they treated both hands and feet. A much-maligned word among classicists, who point out it could mean "having chapped feet" but probably doesn't, and in that case it is an etymological garble and no one can say for sure what it is meant to signify. Related: Chiropody.