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.

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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 — (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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 — [[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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