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  1. one whose occupation is the practice of chiropractic.
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Origin of chiropractor

1900–05; chiropract(ic) + -or2, as if a L noun with -tor
Can be confusedchiropodist chiropractor
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  • I'm her chiropractor, and I'm about to straighten out some vertebrae in her neck!

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    Walter Bupp

  • I didn't go outside to the hospital but saw the two pilots who had had two years of chiropractor schooling before being drafted.

Word Origin and History for chiropractor


1904, agent noun in Latin form from chiropractic (q.v.).

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