doctorspeak

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

doctor +‎ -speak

NounEdit

doctorspeak (uncountable)

  1. The jargon used by doctors.
    • 2007 August 21, Jan Hoffman, “Soldiering On, Home to Home, in a Squeezed Health System”, New York Times:
      The patient, who lumbers painfully, has a question: She desperately wants a knee replacement, but doesn’t understand why three doctors have rejected her. Ms. Purdie translates doctorspeak.
Last modified on 22 May 2011, at 02:24