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medic1

[med-ik] /ˈmɛd ɪk/
noun
1.
a member of a military medical corps; corpsman.
2.
a doctor or intern.
3.
a medical student.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin medicus; see medical

medic2

[med-ik] /ˈmɛd ɪk/
noun
1.
any plant belonging to the genus Medicago, of the legume family, having trifoliate leaves and grown as a forage crop.
Also, medick.
Compare alfalfa, bur clover.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English medike < Latin mēdica < Greek (póa) Mēdikḗ literally, Median (grass)
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  • Failure to distinguish between the two techniques is confusing for the non medic reading this article.
  • But a local medic explains that after being cooked at the right temperature the crow meat is absolutely safe to eat.
  • He could hear his friends yelling for a medic and saying that he was dead.
  • After seeing the base medic, he began taking anti-motility drugs.
  • The same tactics apply to finishing off an enemy or, for example, waiting for their medic and prepping an ambush.
  • Jake will be a medic with an infantry unit, destination unknown.
  • The medic teases her for wearing a matching bra-and-panty set in a war zone.
  • On his way to the hospital, he pleaded with the medic to let him die.
British Dictionary definitions for medic

medic1

/ˈmɛdɪk/
noun
1.
(informal) a doctor, medical orderly, or medical student
Word Origin
C17: from medical

medic2

/ˈmɛdɪk/
noun
1.
the usual US spelling of medick

medick

/ˈmɛdɪk/
noun
1.
any small leguminous plant of the genus Medicago, such as black medick or sickle medick, having yellow or purple flowers and trifoliate leaves
Word Origin
C15: from Latin mēdica, from Greek mēdikē (poa) Median (grass), a type of clover
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Word Origin and History for medic
n.

1650s, "physician, medical student," from Latin medicus "physician" (see medical (adj.)); modern sense of "serviceman in a military medical corps" first recorded 1925.

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medic in Medicine

medic med·ic (měd'ĭk)
n.

  1. A member of a military medical corps.

  2. A physician or surgeon.

  3. A medical student or intern.

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Slang definitions & phrases for medic

medic

noun
  1. A medical student (1823+)
  2. A military medical orderly, attendant, stretcher-bearer, etc (1925+ Armed forces)
  3. (also medico) A physician (1661+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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