Definition of medico in US English:


nounPlural medicos

  • A medical practitioner or student.

    • ‘We medicos spend so much time dealing with the ‘down’ side of life, that it is easy to forget the ‘up’ side.’
    • ‘What wonderfully comforting people we medicos are.’
    • ‘And like many others who had to begin life afresh, the boy initially started selling medical books to young medicos.’
    • ‘Betty, the eldest and headed for spinsterhood, works as a nurse for Mike, a middle-aged medico married to the middle sister, Ann, who is pregnant and unhappy.’
    • ‘I am convinced that this rather suspect bunch of up-and-coming medicos could find even an elbow humerus.’
    • ‘The Visitors' Book was full of the names of other dewy-eyed medicos from all over the world on a similar pilgrimage.’
    • ‘Every time a doctor gives an opinion, the medico concerned has to be ready to back it up with some serious facts.’
    • ‘Let's hope the medicos get to the bottom of the problems and give him an easier life.’
    • ‘She is given eight months of intensive chemotherapy, a slim chance of reprieve, and an excellent opportunity to provide medicos with ruthless experimentation.’
    • ‘When sickness does arrive they can be used to complement the medico's treatment.’
    • ‘Once we are reintroduced to our mad medicos, the movie meanders from one effects shot to another.’
    • ‘This doctor (the first medico I've seen weigh in on the matter) says that isn't correct.’
    • ‘However, house calls are probably the most dangerous part of being a medico.’
    • ‘And so gradually medicos are taking on acupuncture, practising it themselves, and there's an increased acceptance of it.’
    • ‘The research team were mainly medicos, from Harvard University, the University of California, and the University of Newcastle.’
    • ‘Among medicos, there was a saying: ‘Cure is a rule if you catch it early, and cure is rare if you catch it late.’’
    • ‘We medicos are good at handing out advice, but not too many of us follow our own wise words.’
    • ‘She comes from a long line of medicos - her father was a pathologist and two uncles were radiologists.’
    • ‘The medicos said there had been numerous cases of meningitis since 1971 caused by people eating garden snails or slugs.’
    • ‘Woodward's huge back-up party of coaches, administrators, medicos and other technical and support staff was announced last week.’
    physician, medical practitioner, medical man, medical woman, clinician, doctor of medicine, md
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Late 17th century: via Italian from Latin medicus ‘physician’.