Play+mountebank+tricks

  • 1 mountebank — moun•te•bank [[t]ˈmaʊn təˌbæŋk[/t]] n. 1) one who sells quack medicines, appealing to an audience by tricks, storytelling, etc 2) a charlatan 3) to play the mountebank • Etymology: 1570–80; < It montimbanco one who climbs on a bench …

    From formal English to slang

  • 2 mountebank — /ˈmaʊntəbæŋk / (say mowntuhbangk) noun 1. someone who sells quack medicines from a platform in public places, appealing to the audience by tricks, storytelling, etc. 2. any charlatan or quack. –verb (i) 3. to play the mountebank. {Italian… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 3 tumble — I. v. n. 1. Roll, toss, heave, pitch about. 2. Fall, be precipitated, fall over, roll down, fall suddenly, topple. 3. Play mountebank tricks. II. v. a. 1. Precipitate, throw headlong. 2. Turn over, throw about. 3 …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 4 moun|te|bank — «MOWN tuh bangk», noun, verb. –n. 1. anybody who tries to deceive people by tricks, stories, and jokes; charlatan: »He has a reputation as one of the most corrupt and unimaginative mountebanks in Brazilian politics (New Republic). I am a natural… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 deception — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Misrepresentation Nouns 1. (act of deceiving) deception, deceptiveness; falseness, falsehood, untruth; imposition, imposture, misinformation, disinformation; fraud, fraudulence, deceit, deceitfulness,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 6 bluff — Synonyms and related words: Herod, abrupt, act, act a part, acting, affable, affect, affectation, aggressive, appearance, approachable, artful dodge, artifice, artless, assume, attitudinizing, bag of tricks, bamboozle, barefaced, bearish, beastly …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 7 Imposters —     Impostors     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Impostors     Under this heading we may notice a certain number of objectionable characters who, while not of sufficient importance to claim separate treatment, have at various epochs so far achieved… …

    Catholic encyclopedia


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