- (formerly) a barber practicing surgery and dentistry.
Origin of barber-surgeon
First recorded in 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for barber-surgeon
But enough for the present of the barber-surgeon and his pole.A Book about Doctors
John Cordy Jeaffreson
She said we were not descended from the barber-surgeon, and laughed at the Battle of Bosworth.The Newcomes
William Makepeace Thackeray
"At your service," replied the barber-surgeon, bowing profoundly.The Queen Pedauque
At ten years a fatherless Boy poorly educated, he is apprenticed to a barber-surgeon.The Life of Friedrich Schiller
His father was a barber-surgeon, who disapproved of music, and wished George Frederick to become a lawyer.