Quack
Quack Quack, n. 1. The cry of the duck, or a sound in imitation of it; a hoarse, quacking noise. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. [Cf. {Quacksalver}.] A boastful pretender to medical skill; an empiric; an ignorant practitioner. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, one who boastfully pretends to skill or knowledge of any kind not possessed; a charlatan. [1913 Webster]

Quacks political; quacks scientific, academical. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • quack — quack·ery; quack; quack·ish; quack·ism; quack·sal·ver; quack·ster; psy·cho·quack; quack·le; quack·ish·ly; quack·ish·ness; …   English syllables

  • Quack — ist der Name von: Erhard Quack (1904–1983), deutscher Kirchenlieddichter und Komponist Friedrich Quack (* 1934), von 1982 bis 1999 Richter am deutschen Bundesgerichtshof Hendrick Peter Godfried Quack (1834–1917), niederländischer Jurist und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Quack — Quack, a. Pertaining to or characterized by, boasting and pretension; used by quacks; pretending to cure diseases; as, a quack medicine; a quack doctor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quack — Quack, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Qvacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quacking}.] [Of imitative origin; cf. D. kwaken, G. quacken, quaken, Icel. kvaka to twitter.] [1913 Webster] 1. To utter a sound like the cry of a duck. [1913 Webster] 2. To make vain and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quack — [adj] counterfeit bum*, dishonest, dissembling, fake, false, fraudulent, phony, pretended, pretentious, pseudo*, sham*, simulated, unprincipled; concept 582 Ant. genuine, original, real quack [n] person who pretends to be an expert actor, bum*,… …   New thesaurus

  • quack — Ⅰ. quack [1] ► NOUN ▪ the characteristic harsh sound made by a duck. ► VERB ▪ make this sound. ORIGIN imitative. Ⅱ. quack [2] ► NOUN …   English terms dictionary

  • quack — index fake Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Quack — Quack,es un célebre programa de T.V. emitido en Colombia entre 1995 y 1997, la emisión corrió a cargo de R.T.I.T.V., programadora colombiana en el Canal Uno de Inravisión y se emitió bajo el horario de las 7 p.m.; Su nombre se le alude, no solo a …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • quack — n impostor, faker, mountebank, charlatan Analogous words: pretender, simulator, counterfeiter, shammer (see corresponding verbs at ASSUME): *deceit, duplicity, dissimulation, cunning, guile …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • quack — quack1 [kwak] vi. [echoic] to utter the characteristic sound or cry of a duck, or a sound like it n. the sound made by a duck, or any sound like it quack2 [kwak] n. [short for QUACKSALVER] 1. an untrained person who practices medicine… …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”