oc·​u·​list ˈä-kyə-list How to pronounce oculist (audio)

Examples of oculist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Correction: An earlier version of this article misidentified Boesmiller's eye surgery as a manipulation and described the specialist who fits eye prosthetics as an oculist. Elizabeth Narins, Cosmopolitan, 8 Jan. 2018

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Word History


French oculiste, from Latin oculus

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of oculist was in 1598

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“Oculist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oculist. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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oc·​u·​list ˈäk-yə-ləst How to pronounce oculist (audio)

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