medicine man

noun

Definition of medicine man

:a person especially among American Indian groups who is believed to possess supernatural powers that can heal illnesses and keep away evil spirits :shaman

First Known Use of medicine man

1801


MEDICINE MAN Defined for English Language Learners

medicine man

noun

Definition of medicine man for English Language Learners

  • : a person in Native American cultures who is believed to have magic powers that can cure illnesses and keep away evil spirits


MEDICINE MAN Defined for Kids

medicine man

noun

Definition of medicine man for Students

:a person especially among American Indian groups believed to have magic powers to cure illnesses and keep away evil spirits


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