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Quack meaning

quack - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. To utter a sound like the cry of a duck.
  2. 2. To make vain and loud pretensions; to boast.
  3. 3. To act the part of a quack, or pretender.
  4. 4. The cry of the duck, or a sound in imitation of it; a hoarse, quacking noise.
  5. 5. A boastful pretender to medical skill; an empiric; an ignorant practitioner.
  6. 6. Hence, one who boastfully pretends to skill or knowledge of any kind not possessed; a charlatan.
  7. 7. Pertaining to or characterized by, boasting and pretension; used by quacks; pretending to cure diseases; as, a quack medicine; a quack doctor.
  8. 8. A pretender to skill; medical pretender.
  9. 9. To cry like a duck; practise as a quack.
  10. 10. Used by quacks.

quack - examples of usage

  1. Those whom she has chosen as her advisers have treated me either as a lunatic or a quack.
  2. Water- fowl swim and quack here, and children elude their nurses and get their feet wet.
  3. The one to whom she appealed was kindly disposed and he hauled her wool to town, bringing back to her the magnificent sum of sixty dollars, all of which she soon had the hard luck to see paid out for more quack medicines.
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