- a person whose profession is dentistry.
Origin of dentist
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Examples from the Web for dentist
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And they saw him in his 60s, still making an audience howl with the “Dentist” number.Why Comedians Still Think Bill Cosby Is a Genius
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A New York alderman once said Petrosino “knocked out more teeth than a dentist.”Who Really Murdered Joe Petrosino?
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My father is 87 and he writes speeches in the dentist chair.Novelist Holly Peterson Talks About New York, Power Trippers, and Love
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Their marriage is squally: Cristina had been a dentist in Mexico, but her qualification means nothing in Nebraska.Death in the Heartland: What Happened to Steven Haataja?
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He looked the picture of misery, and sat in the chair there, just as if he were at a dentist's.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)
A boy of medium height with a pretty face, the son of a dentist at Monteriano.
He was shabbily dressed, and she did not even know he was the son of a dentist.
A dentist's mirror is concave; he sees your teeth enlarged in it.Common Science
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Popenjoy ought to see a dentist, and I want to do a few things.Is He Popenjoy?
- a person qualified to practise dentistry
C18: from French dentiste, from dent tooth
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Word Origin and History for dentist
Dentist figures it now in our newspapers, and may do well enough for a French puffer, but we fancy Rutter is content with being called a tooth-drawer ["Edinburgh Chronicle," Sept. 15, 1759].
Tooth-drawer is attested from late 14c.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A person who is trained and licensed to practice dentistry.
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