ETYM Old Fren. doctur, Latin doctor, teacher, from docere to teach. Related to Docile.
1. A licensed medical practitioner; SYN. doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico.
2. A person who holds Ph.D. degree from an academic institution; SYN. Dr.
3. Children take the roles of doctor or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the doctor's office.