chiropodist (n.) 1785, from CHIRO- (Cf. chiro-) "hand" + POD- (Cf. pod-), stem of Gk. pous "foot" (see FOOT (Cf. foot)). They treated both hands and feet. 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. Related: Chiropody.

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  • Chiropodist — Chi*rop o*dist, n. [Gr. chei r hand + ?; ?, foot.] One who treats diseases of the hands and feet; especially, one who removes corns and bunions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chiropodist — UK [kɪˈrɒpədɪst] / US [kɪˈrɑpədɪst] noun [countable] Word forms chiropodist : singular chiropodist plural chiropodists someone whose job is to treat problems with people s feet …   English dictionary

  • chiropodist — noun A practitioner of chiropody A chiropodist says, as long as people are fools enough to abuse their feet, the prospect for his employment is good. Syn: podiatrist …   Wiktionary

  • chiropodist — [[t]kɪrɒ̱pədɪst[/t]] chiropodists N COUNT A chiropodist is a person whose job is to treat and care for people s feet. Syn: podiatrist …   English dictionary

  • chiropodist — chiropody ► NOUN ▪ the treatment of the feet and their ailments. DERIVATIVES chiropodist noun. ORIGIN from Greek kheir hand + pous foot …   English terms dictionary

  • chiropodist — noun see chiropody …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chiropodist — /ki rop euh dist, kuy / or, often, /sheuh /, n. a podiatrist. [1775 85; CHIRO + POD + IST] * * * …   Universalium

  • chiropodist — SYN: podiatrist. [chiro + G. pous, foot] * * * chi·rop·o·dist (ki ropґə dist) podiatrist …   Medical dictionary

  • chiropodist — Synonyms and related words: anesthesiologist, cardiologist, dermatologist, eye doctor, eye ear nose throat specialist, geriatrician, gerontologist, gynecologist, immunologist, internist, neurologist, obstetrician, oculist, ophthalmologist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chiropodist — chi|rop|o|dist [kıˈrɔpədıst, ʃı US ˈra: ] n BrE [Date: 1700 1800; : Latin; Origin: chiro ( CHIROPRACTOR) + Greek pod foot + IST (originally both hands and feet were treated)] someone who is trained to examine and treat foot injuries and diseases …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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