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sawbones

noun; compounding
Slang word for doctors. Clever slang for doctors. Some doctors are surgeons; sometimes they have to saw through bones when they perform surgeries. Hence, a slang word for doctors can be sawbones.
 
The redshirt freshman quarterback from Longview earned the first start of his collegiate career Saturday against SMU, when internal bruising caused Rice team sawbones to hold starting senior QB Greg Henderson out of the game.
Etymology : Compound of ‘saw’ and ‘bones’
Source : RiceFootball.com
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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