doctorspeak

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

doctor +‎ -speak

Noun[edit]

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.