Definitions for charlatanˈʃɑr lə tn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
char•la•tanˈʃɑr lə tn(n.)
a person who pretends to special knowledge or skill that he or she does not possess; quack; fraud.
Origin of charlatan:
1595–1605; < MF < It ciarlatano, b. ciarlatore chatterer and cerretano hawker, quack, lit., native of Cerreto a village in Umbria
a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.
Origin: From charlatan, from ciarlatano, a , literally, a native of Cerreto, a village in Umbria, known for its quacks.
one who prates much in his own favor, and makes unwarrantable pretensions; a quack; an impostor; an empiric; a mountebank
A charlatan is a person practicing quackery or some similar confidence trick in order to obtain money, fame or other advantages via some form of pretense or deception. The word comes from French charlatan, a seller of medicines who might advertise his presence with music and an outdoor stage show. The best known of the Parisian charlatans was Tabarin, who set up a stage in the Place Dauphin, Paris in 1618, and whose commedia dell'arte inspired skits and whose farces inspired Molière. The word can also be traced to Spanish; charlatán, an indiscreetly talkative person, a chatterbox. Ultimately, etymologists trace "charlatan" from either the Italian ciarlare, to prattle; or from Cerretano, a resident of Cerreto, a village in Umbria, known for its quacks.
Translations for charlatan
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who is not what he pretends to be
He's not a real doctor; – he's a phoney.
- إنْسان أو شَيء مُزَيَّفArabic
- impostorPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Schwindler(in)German
- svindler; fupmagerDanish
- farsante, impostorSpanish
- آدم متظاهرFarsi
- krāpnieks; viltnieksLatvian
- bløffmaker, svindlerNorwegian
- آدم متظاهرPersian
- ښكارونكى سړىPashto
- обманщик; шарлатанRussian
- 假冒者，騙子Chinese (Trad.)
- шахрай, шарлатанUkrainian
- مکوٹھے والاUrdu
- kẻ giả mạoVietnamese
- 假冒者，骗子Chinese (Simp.)
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