non·​psy·​chi·​a·​trist ˌnän-sə-ˈkī-ə-trist How to pronounce nonpsychiatrist (audio)
plural nonpsychiatrists
: a person and especially a physician who is not a psychiatrist
the tendency of nonpsychiatrists to misdiagnose mental illnesses
often used before another noun
nonpsychiatrist physicians

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpsychiatrist was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Nonpsychiatrist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 adjective
non·​psy·​chi·​a·​trist -sə-ˈkī-ə-trəst, -sī- How to pronounce nonpsychiatrist (audio)
: not specializing in psychiatry
nonpsychiatrist physicians


2 of 2 noun
: a physician who does not specialize in psychiatry
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