med·​i·​co ˈme-di-ˌkō How to pronounce medico (audio)
plural medicos
: physician sense 1
also : a medical student

Examples of medico in a Sentence

She proved the medicos wrong by recovering quickly from her injuries. a woman who is suspicious of all medicos, regardless of their credentials
Recent Examples on the Web This was one of the scariest moments of my life, and it was made even more devastating by the specter of a medico-financial misstep. Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu, STAT, 13 Dec. 2019 Hat, coat, small leather attaché case, like an Old World medico doing his rounds. Salman Rushdie, The New Yorker, 22 July 2019

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Word History


Italian medico or Spanish médico, both from Latin medicus

First Known Use

1689, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of medico was in 1689

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Cite this Entry

“Medico.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


med·​i·​co ˈmed-i-ˌkō How to pronounce medico (audio)
plural medicos
: a medical practitioner : physician
also : a medical student
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