os·​te·​o·​path ˈä-stē-ə-ˌpath How to pronounce osteopath (audio)
plural osteopaths
: a physician practicing osteopathic medicine

Examples of osteopath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brittny wrote: The squad’s arrests included chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses, a cocktail waitress, a former real estate agent and a secretary. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2023 Ward was a colorful character: by trade, an osteopath, but also a socialite, artist, and—most unfortunate for Profumo—a Soviet ally. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, 3 Nov. 2022 Kingsley will play the osteopath. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 7 Oct. 2022 Lasnet subsequently qualified as an osteopath. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 24 Dec. 2020 Genaro's therapist referred her to an osteopath, who recommended a three-day break from communications with Sudeikis and Wilde to help reduce her anxiety and stress, the lawsuit said. Doha Madani, NBC News, 14 Feb. 2023 The same therapist referred Genaro to an osteopath. Jason P. Frank, Vulture, 14 Feb. 2023 The osteopath then allegedly relayed this prescription to the group therapist, who told Sudeikis, who then promptly messaged Genaro anyway, the lawsuit claims. Jason P. Frank, Vulture, 14 Feb. 2023 Stephanie Renee Dabney was born on July 11, 1958, in Philadelphia to Dr. James Dabney, an osteopath, and Harriet (Smith) Dabney, a homemaker. Claudia Bauer, New York Times, 8 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


osteo- + -path, after osteopathy

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of osteopath was in 1896

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Cite this Entry

“Osteopath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osteopath. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a person who practices osteopathy

Medical Definition


os·​teo·​path ˈäs-tē-ə-ˌpath How to pronounce osteopath (audio)
: a physician practicing osteopathic medicine

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