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Definitions of quack:

part of speech: noun

One who claims to have a knowledge of the science of medicine but who only has a smattering of it; one who advertises to cure all diseases.

part of speech: noun

A charlatan; one who pretends to a knowledge of medicine which he does not possess.

Usage examples for quack:

  • " Quack is right," Patrick said. "Joe Burke's Last Stand", John Moncure Wetterau
  • Following this, hideous quack advertisements, some of them with the certificates of Honorables, Esquires, and Clergymen. "The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.", Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)

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