Definition of oculist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈäkyələst/


An ophthalmologist or optometrist: he visited an oculist in Chicago, who prescribed a pair of reading glasses
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  • His grandfather, the legendary ‘Chevalier’ Taylor, had been oculist to George II, and afterwards, so his grandson assures us, to ‘every crowned head in Europe’.
  • Obsessed with her health, she traveled with a retinue of surgeons, physicians, oculists, and apothecaries.
  • Today, he will have an artificial eye inserted by an oculist at the New Zealand Artificial Eye Service in Takapuna.


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

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