sawbones

[ saw-bohnz ]
/ ˈsɔˌboʊnz /

noun, plural saw·bones, saw·bones·es. (used with a singular verb) Slang.

a surgeon or physician.

Origin of sawbones

1830–40; saw1 + bone + -s3
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sawbones

/ (ˈsɔːˌbəʊnz) /

noun plural -bones or -boneses

slang a surgeon or doctor
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