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Word of the Day: sawbones

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

sawbones • \SAW-bohnz\ • noun
slang : physician, surgeon

Examples:
"After abandoning his destitute family in 1913, Brinkley bought a medical degree from a 'diploma mill' in St. Louis. An itinerant preacher assured him that he did not have to be a bona fide sawbones to cure the ills of the world." — Bartee Haile, The Courier (Montgomery County, Texas), 19 Jan. 2018

"Anyway, his relatives … reminded him that it's hard to shine shoes without a heartbeat. So he went back to his sawbones to talk about the pacemaker." — Phil Luciano, The Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois), 28 Oct. 2017

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  • STILLSPARKLEIGH
    Bwahahaha....Ole Sparkleigh needs to keep doing yoga stretches and add in some ST, so she doesn't have to make another date with her old sawbones emoticon
    177 days ago
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