Noun Accoucheuse Definition and Examples


Noun:

Accoucheuse

Pronunciation:

/ˌakuːˈʃəːz/

Definition:
1.

noun

A woman who assists in childbirth, especially one who is professionally trained; a (female) midwife.
    ((n.) A midwife.)


    Origin:
    Late 18th century; earliest use found in James Cavanah Murphy (1760–1814), architect and antiquary. From French accoucheuse (female) midwife, feminine form corresponding to accoucheur.

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