- a surgeon or physician.
Origin of sawbones
Related Words for sawbonesspecialist, doctor, surgeon, quack, medic, intern, healer, MD, doc, bones, sawbones
Examples from the Web for sawbones
Historical Examples of sawbones
That any whipper-snapper of a sawbones should tell me to go to my room.The Green Rust
The Sawbones have give it that name, I'm aware, but of course that's their fun.
Don't come to me: go t' a sawbones and have your arm cut off.Hard Cash
But I kin go to Bullhide for the sawbones in it, and bring him back, too.Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch
Alice B. Emerson
That sawbones feller is right when he says the progress will be slow.With Edged Tools
Henry Seton Merriman
- slang a surgeon or doctor