Meaning of accoucheuse in English:

accoucheuse

Pronunciation /ˌakuːˈʃəːz/

noun

archaic, historical
  • A woman who assists in childbirth, especially one who is professionally trained; a (female) midwife.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in James Cavanah Murphy (1760–1814), architect and antiquary. From French accoucheuse (female) midwife, feminine form corresponding to accoucheur.