general practitioner

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  1. a medical practitioner whose practice is not limited to any specific branch of medicine or class of diseases. Abbreviation: G.P.

Origin of general practitioner

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby general practitioner Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use general practitioner in a sentence

  • Where did she get this experience as a general practitioner?

  • It isn't fair on a general practitioner to take him for a walk and get at his professional secrets.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • That was supposed to be bad in a general practitioner, good in a specialist.

    The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
  • What was the good of this man who wasn't a general practitioner?

    My Little Sister | Elizabeth Robins
  • At that moment there arrived Dr. Wood, a brisk and capable general practitioner from the village.

    The Valley of Fear | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

British Dictionary definitions for general practitioner

general practitioner

  1. a physician who does not specialize but has a medical practice (general practice) in which he deals with all illnesses: Informal name: family doctor Abbreviation: GP

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