Antedating of "Dentist"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 24 02:10:09 UTC 2004

dentist (OED 1759)

c1746 Mainie Anne Cathcart _Copies of Miss Cathcarts letters to Sir John
Houstoune, since she came away from him_ 44 (Eighteenth Century
Collections Online)  _Bouchard_ is the Name of the Dentist she employed at
_Bourdeaux_, already mentioned.

Fred Shapiro

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