Sam Harris Dictionary: Midwifed

Disclosure: Nothing in this blog should be taken as investment advice. Do your own research. This blog is supported by advertising and affiliate links... Links to products and/or services on this blog may include links to affiliate programs that provide commissions to this blog. All of the content in this blog is 100% my own opinion.

In episode 163 of the “Making Sense” podcast with Ricky Gervais, Sam Harris uses the term “midwifed”.

A midwife is a person, usually a woman, who is trained to assist a pregnant woman before and during childbirth.

According to Wiktionary, midwifed is the rare past tense, past-participle version of the noun “midwife”.


  1. (rare) simple past tense and past participle of midwife.

In podcast episode 163, Sam refers to a famous Chris Rock skit and the controversy it brought forth as having been “midwifed”.