medicine manmedicine man
among North American Indians, etc., a man believed to have supernatural powers of curing disease and controlling spirits; shaman
- A male shaman or shamanistic healer, especially among Native American peoples.
- A hawker of nostrums among the audience in a medicine show.
Probably a calque of Ojibwe mashkikiiwinini (“doctor"), from mashkiki (“medicine") + inini (“man").