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chiropodist

[ki-rop-uh-dist, kahy- or, often, shuh-] /kɪˈrɒp ə dɪst, kaɪ- or, often, ʃə-/
noun
1.
a podiatrist.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; chiro- + -pod + -ist
Can be confused
chiropodist, chiropractor.
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Examples for chiropodist
  • Shows name and address of chiropodist, date of certificate, and remarks.
Word Origin and History for chiropodist
chiropodist
1785, from chiro- "hand" + pod-, stem of Gk. pous "foot" (see foot). A much-maligned word among classicists, who point out it could mean "having chapped feet" but probably doesn't, and in that case it is an etymological garble and no one can say for sure what it is meant to signify.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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