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Sawbones — Saw bones , n. A nickname for a surgeon. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
sawbones — surgeon, 1837, slang; see SAW (Cf. saw) (v.) + BONE (Cf. bone) … Etymology dictionary
sawbones — [sô′bōnz΄] n. Slang a doctor; esp., a surgeon … English World dictionary
sawbones — This was a slang expression unknown to Mr Pickwick, according to Charles Dickens. When Sam Weller told him that there were ‘a couple of sawbones downstairs’ he was obliged to ask: ‘What’s a sawbones?’ Dickens adds that he was ‘not quite… … A dictionary of epithets and terms of address
sawbones — n. a doctor. (Folksy. Referring to someone who amputates limbs.) □ Call he sawbones. This is an emergency. □ Is there a sawbones in this town? … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
sawbones — noun (plural sawbones or sawboneses) Date: 1837 slang physician, surgeon … New Collegiate Dictionary
sawbones — /saw bohnz /, n., pl. sawbones, sawboneses. (used with a sing. v.) Slang. a surgeon or physician. [1830 40; SAW1 + BONE + s3] * * * … Universalium
sawbones — noun A surgeon … Wiktionary
sawbones — Synonyms and related words: Doctor of Medicine, GP, MD, Md, allopath, allopathist, attending physician, coroner, country doctor, croaker, doc, doctor, family doctor, general practitioner, house physician, intern, leech, medical, medical attendant … Moby Thesaurus
Sawbones — surgeon … Dictionary of Australian slang