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A woman who assists in childbirth, especially one who is professionally trained; a (female) midwife.
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.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.