Results for quack

Definitions of quack:

part of speech: noun

The cry of a duck: a boastful pretender to skill which he does not possess, esp. medical skill: a mountebank.

part of speech: verb

To act or practise as a quack.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To utter a harsh cry, as a duck; to pretend to be a doctor of medicine; to boast loudly.

part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to quackery: used by quacks.

part of speech: adjective

Falsely pretending to cure diseases; pert. to or tainted with quackery.

part of speech: verb

To cry like a duck.

part of speech: noun

The cry of a duck.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To cry like a duck: to beast: to practice as a quack.

part of speech: adjective

Pretending to know how to cure disease; as, a quack doctor.

part of speech: noun

An ignorant pretender to medicine; a boastful pretender to skill or knowledge not possessed; an empiric.

part of speech: noun

The cry of the duck, or a harsh sound like it; one who pretends to have medical skill or any skill that he does not possess; a pretender.

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