Sam Harris Dictionary: Midwifed

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”.