Definition of oculist in English:


Syllabification: oc·u·list
Pronunciation: /ˈäkyəlist


An ophthalmologist or optometrist: he visited an oculist in Chicago, who prescribed a pair of reading glasses
More example sentences
  • An optometrist, ophthalmologist or oculist can make sure contact wearers have the right lenses and take care of them properly.
  • He was not a particularly good dog - he once bit the oculist who dared to lean over me and touch my face to adjust a new pair of glasses.
  • Contrary to the advice of concerned oculists, these moviegoers are prepared to wear special glasses for more than two hours to experience the movie in 3-D.


late 16th century: from French oculiste, from Latin oculus 'eye'.

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