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sawbones (n.)

"surgeon," 1837 (Dickens), slang, from verbal phrase; see saw (v.) + bone (n.).

updated on January 09, 2022

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Definitions of sawbones from WordNet

sawbones (n.)
a physician who specializes in surgery;
Synonyms: surgeon / operating surgeon
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