Definition of water doctor in English:

water doctor

Pronunciation /ˈwɔːtə ˌdɒktə/

noun

  • 1historical A physician or other practitioner who advocates the consumption or external application of water; (in later use) specifically a practitioner administering the water cure, a hydropathist.

  • 2historical, derogatory A person who diagnoses illness on the basis of the visual inspection of urine, a uroscopist; (more generally) a medical quack.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From water + doctor.