witch doctor

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jul 2018

Definition of witch doctor

: a professional worker of magic usually in a primitive society who often works to cure sickness

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First Known Use of witch doctor

1718

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WITCH DOCTOR Defined for English Language Learners

witch doctor

Definition of witch doctor for English Language Learners

  • : a person in some cultures who is believed to have magic powers and to be able to cure illness and fight off evil spirits, curses, etc.


WITCH DOCTOR Defined for Kids

witch doctor

noun

Definition of witch doctor for Students

: a person who uses magic to cure illness and fight off evil spirits


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