Definitions for Mountebankˈmaʊn təˌbæŋk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
one who sells quack medicines, appealing to an audience by tricks, storytelling, etc.
(v.i.)to play the mountebank.
Origin of mountebank:
1570–80; < It montimbanco one who climbs on a bench
a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
One who sells dubious medicines
There is nothing so impossible in Nature but mountebanks will undertake; nothing so incredible but they will affirm. - John Bull
One who sells by deception; a con artist; a charlatan.
To act as a mountebank
Chide me no more. I'll mountebank their loves,Cog their hearts from them, and come home beloved - Coriolanus, Wm. Shakespeare
one who mounts a bench or stage in the market or other public place, boasts of his skill in curing diseases, and vends medicines which he pretends are infalliable remedies; a quack doctor
any boastful or false pretender; a charlatan; a quack
to cheat by boasting and false pretenses; to gull
to play the mountebank
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