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quack

noun

1 quack

An untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice.

Roget 548: deceiver etc. (deceive) etc. 545; dissembler, hypocrite; sophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartufe, ... show more

Roget 662: remedy, help, cure, redress; medicine, medicament; diagnosis, medical examination; medical treatment; surgery; preventive medicine.    [medical devices] clinical thermometer, ... show more

Roget 701: bungler; blunderer, blunderhead; marplot, fumbler, lubber, duffer, dauber, stick; bad hand, poor hand, poor shot; butterfingers.    no conjurer, ... show more

Dutch: kakadoris, kwakzalver
Polish: szarlatan



2 quack

The harsh sound of a duck.

Dutch: gekwaak, gekwek, kwak
Polish: kwak, kwakanie

verb

1 quack

Utter quacking noises.

Roget 412: cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow; growl, snarl.    [specific animal sounds] bark [dog, seal]; bow-wow, yelp [dog]; bay, ... show more

2 quack

Act as a medical quack or a charlatan.

Dutch: kwakzalver, kwakzalveren

adjective

1 quack

Medically unqualified.


Moby thesaurus: blagueur, bluff, bluffer, cackle, call, carol, caw, charlatan, charlatanic, charlatanish, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, chuck, clack, cluck ... show more.

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