Definition of accoucheuse in English:

accoucheuse

noun

archaic historical
  • A woman who assists in childbirth, especially one who is professionally trained; a (female) midwife.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in James Cavanah Murphy (1760–1814), architect and antiquary. From French accoucheuse (female) midwife, feminine form corresponding to accoucheur.

Pronunciation:

accoucheuse

/ˌakuːˈʃəːz/