doctordom

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

doctor +‎ -dom

Noun[edit]

doctordom (uncountable)

  1. The realm or sphere of doctors; doctors, collectively.
    • 2000, Marc Jaffe, Sleeping With Your Gynecologist: Tales from My Marriage to an Ob\gyn, page 35:
      Given all her responsibilities of motherhood and doctordom, Karen relishes her free time.
    • 2002, Jared Lee Hanson, Control Freak: Harness the Power, page 199:
      As I continued down the educational path to doctordom, I became frustrated with all the red tape I encountered.
    • 2007, Elinor Lipman, The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, page 98:
      This is what separates surgeons from the rest of doctordom.