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barber-surgeon

[ bahr-ber-sur-juhn ]

noun

  1. (formerly) a barber practicing surgery and dentistry.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of barber-surgeon1

First recorded in 1675–85

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Example Sentences

Finding himself scarcely able to stand, he at length appealed to a barber-surgeon, who drew 16 oz.

Is ninety-seven and three months, signor; a great age, truly, responded the barber-surgeon.

The son of a tailor, he obtained his first medical knowledge in the shop of a barber-surgeon.

Emboldened by success he entered a third, which it appeared belonged to the barber-surgeon of the village.

Mr. Elmwood also brought out a barber surgeon to see young Kenton, a thing which his sister would not have dared to propose.

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