[ kahy-rur-juhn ]

  1. a surgeon.

Origin of chirurgeon

1250–1300; <Latin chīrūr(gus) (<Greek cheirourgós hand-worker, surgeon; see chiro-, demiurge) + (sur)geon; replacing Middle English cirurgian<Old French cirurgien;see surgeon

Words Nearby chirurgeon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chirurgeon in a sentence

  • But I feel so anxious,” said Roy; “my mother is not a chirurgeon.

    The Young Castellan | George Manville Fenn
  • "I have studied in the school of Fallopius, the chirurgeon of Padua," the scholar answered coldly.

    The Long Night | Stanley Weyman
  • Then she wrote as if to her chirurgeon and apothecary, explaining her sickness and requiring drugs.

  • The chirurgeon turned to the Queen and Bertrade de Montfort.

    The Outlaw of Torn | Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • And though Dublin hath formerly swarmed with Papists, I know none (now) there but one, who is a chirurgeon, and a peaceable man.

British Dictionary definitions for chirurgeon


/ (kaɪˈrɜːdʒən) /

  1. an archaic word for surgeon

Origin of chirurgeon

C13: from Old French cirurgeon

Derived forms of chirurgeon

  • chirurgery, noun

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