accoucheur

noun
ac·​cou·​cheur | \ ˌa-ˌkü-ˈshər How to pronounce accoucheur (audio) \

Definition of accoucheur

: one that assists at a birth especially : obstetrician

First Known Use of accoucheur

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for accoucheur

borrowed from French, from accoucher "to give birth, aid (a woman) who is giving birth" (going back to Old French acouchier "to take to bed in order to give birth") + -eur, agent suffix (going back to Old French -eor -or entry 1) — more at accouchement

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The first known use of accoucheur was in 1727

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“Accoucheur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accoucheur. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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accoucheur

noun
ac·​cou·​cheur | \ ˌa-ˌkü-ˈshər How to pronounce accoucheur (audio) \

Medical Definition of accoucheur

: one that assists at a birth especially : obstetrician

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