Quack meaning

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Quack means something dishonest.

An example of quack used as an adjective is in the phrase "a quack scam."

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Quack is defined as to make the noise of a duck.

An example of quack is to imitate a goose.

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The definition of a quack is the sound a duck makes, or a person who claims to have a specific skilled that he does not have.

An example of a quack is what you'll likely hear at a duck park.

An example of a quack is a fake doctor.

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The characteristic sound uttered by a duck.
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To utter the characteristic sound of a duck.
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An untrained person who pretends to be a physician and dispenses medical advice and treatment.
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A charlatan; a mountebank.
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Relating to or characteristic of a quack.

A quack cure.

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To act as a medical quack or a charlatan.
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To utter the characteristic sound or cry of a duck, or a sound like it.
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The sound made by a duck, or any sound like it.
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An untrained person who practices medicine fraudulently.
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Any person who pretends to have knowledge or skill in a particular field; charlatan.
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Characterized by pretentious claims with little or no foundation.
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Dishonestly claiming to effect a cure.
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To engage in quackery.
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An untrained person who pretends to be a physician and dispenses medical advice and treatment.
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A charlatan.
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Relating to or characteristic of a quack.

A quack cure.

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To act as a medical quack or a charlatan.
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The sound made by a duck.

Did you hear that duck make a quack?

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To make a noise like a duck.

The more breadcrumbs I threw on the ground, the more they quacked.

Do you hear the ducks quack?

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A fraudulent healer or incompetent professional, especially a doctor of medicine; an impostor who claims to have qualifications to practice medicine.

That doctor is nothing but a lousy quack!

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(slang) A doctor.
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To practice or commit quackery.
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Falsely presented as having medicinal powers.

Don't get your hopes up; that's quack medicine!

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Origin of quack

From Middle English *quacken, queken (“to croak like a frog; make a noise like a duck, goose, or quail"), from quack, qwacke, quek, queke (“quack", interjection and noun), also kek, keke, whec-, partly of imitative origin and partly from Middle Dutch quacken (“to croak, quack"), from Old Dutch *kwaken (“to croak, quack"), from Proto-Germanic *kwakanÄ…, *kwakōnÄ… (“to croak"), of imitative origin. Cognate with Saterland Frisian kwoakje, Middle Low German quaken (“to quack, croak"), German quaken (“to quack, croak"), Danish kvække (“to croak"), Swedish kväka (“to croak, quackle"), Norwegian kvekke (“to croak"), Icelandic kvaka (“to twitter, chirp").