Noun Accoucheur Definition and Examples







A male midwife.
  1. 'It was not so many years earlier that Sir Richard Croft, accoucheur to Princess Charlotte, had committed suicide after the princess's unfortunate death in childbirth in 1818.'
  2. 'A man who practiced as an accoucheur, owing to a mistake in his observation of the actual symptoms, inflicted on a patient terrible injuries from which she died.'
  3. 'Thomas R. Verny, MD, is a gifted psychiatrist, academic, writer, communicator, and accoucheur to prenatal and perinatal psychology.'
((n.) A man who assists women in childbirth; a man midwife; an obstetrician.)

Mid 18th century: French, from accoucher (see accouchement).

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