Definitions for quackkwæk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quack(noun)

    an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice

  2. quack(adj)

    the harsh sound of a duck

  3. quack(a)(verb)

    medically unqualified

    "a quack doctor"

  4. quack(verb)

    utter quacking noises

    "The ducks quacked"

  5. quack(verb)

    act as a medical quack or a charlatan

Wiktionary

  1. quack(Noun)

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

    That doctor is nothing but a lousy quack!

  2. quack(Noun)

    A charlatan.

  3. quack

    A doctor.

  4. quack(Verb)

    To practice, commit quackery.

  5. quack(Adjective)

    falsely presented as having medicinal powers.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quack(verb)

    to utter a sound like the cry of a duck

  2. Quack(verb)

    to make vain and loud pretensions; to boast

  3. Quack(verb)

    to act the part of a quack, or pretender

  4. Quack(noun)

    the cry of the duck, or a sound in imitation of it; a hoarse, quacking noise

  5. Quack(noun)

    a boastful pretender to medical skill; an empiric; an ignorant practitioner

  6. Quack(noun)

    hence, one who boastfully pretends to skill or knowledge of any kind not possessed; a charlatan

  7. Quack(adj)

    pertaining to or characterized by, boasting and pretension; used by quacks; pretending to cure diseases; as, a quack medicine; a quack doctor

  8. Origin: [Of imitative origin; cf. D. kwaken, G. quacken, quaken, Icel. kvaka to twitter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quack

    kwak, v.i. to cry like a duck: to boast: to practise as a quack.—v.t. to doctor by quackery.—n. the cry of a duck: a boastful pretender to skill which he does not possess, esp. medical skill: a mountebank.—adj. pertaining to quackery: used by quacks.—n. Quack′ery, the pretensions or practice of a quack, esp. in medicine.—adj. Quack′ish, like a quack: boastful: trickish.—n. Quack′ism.—v.i. Quack′le (rare), to quack, croak.—n. Quack′salver, a quack who deals in salves, ointments, &c.: a quack generally.—adj. Quack′salving. [Imit.; cf. Ger. quaken, Dut. kwaken, Gr. koax, a croak.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quack in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richter cartoon caption:

    Orthodox medicine has not found an answer to your complaint. However, luckily for you, I happen to be a quack.

  2. Ian Shoales:

    Sigmund Freud was a half baked Viennese quack. Our literature, culture, and the the films of Woody Allen would be better today if Freud had never written a word.

  3. Yank Barry:

    I stole from the Canadian federal purse, amongst others, through certain types of fraud and criminal conspiracy, and I stole from the Texas state purse as well. In both instances I tried to disguise what I was really after: the money. The more I wanted the more I stole. Now I’m completely spent and no one wants to be ‘a friend’, capable of relevant testimony on the issue, except maybe through some quack comments on my highly probable pending sentencing. I couldn’t con enough celebrities to stuff into a time-machine to get them back “there” when I did this and my ‘bookkeeper’ proved every single thing about this. Reba, sing something for us, Bo, act something for us, David, announce something for us, Gary, sing with me, Muhammond-Mike-All, punch me out of this, ‘coz the ‘little guy’ I met OWNS all of 1993-1995 on me (and now the World does too), I’m never walking away from it, and he’s been a 700-lb pit-bull waiting to shred me, the yappy little dirty flimsy monkey of the World: it’s just a question of Time, as the Bigger they come, the Harder they fall. I stole from the Canadian federal purse, amongst others, through certain types of fraud and criminal conspiracy, and I stole from the Texas state purse as well. In both instances I tried to disguise what I was really after: the money. The more I wanted the more I stole. Now I’m completely spent and no one wants to be ‘a friend’, capable of relevant testimony on the issue, except maybe through some quack comments on my highly probable pending sentencing. I couldn’t con enough celebrities to stuff into a time-machine to get them back “there” when I did this and my ‘bookkeeper’ proved every single thing about this. Reba, sing something for us, Bo, act something for us, David, announce something for us, Gary, sing with me, Muhammond-Mike-All, punch me out of this, ‘coz the ‘little guy’ I met OWNS all of 1993-1995 on me (and now the World does too), I’m never walking away from it, and he’s been a 700-lb pit-bull waiting to shred me, the yappy little dirty flimsy monkey of the World: it’s just a question of Time, as the Bigger they come, the Harder they fall. I stole from the Canadian federal purse, amongst others, through certain types of fraud and criminal conspiracy, and I stole from the Texas state purse as well. In both instances I tried to disguise what I was really after: the money. The more I wanted the more I stole. Now I’m completely spent and no one wants to be ‘a friend’, capable of relevant testimony on the issue, except maybe through some quack comments on my highly probable pending sentencing. I couldn’t con enough celebrities to stuff into a time-machine to get them back “there” when I did this and my ‘bookkeeper’ proved every single thing about this. Reba, sing something for us, Bo, act something for us, David, announce something for us, Gary, sing with me, Muhammond-Mike-All, punch me out of this, ‘coz the ‘little guy’ I met OWNS all of 1993-1995 on me (and now the World does too), I’m never walking away from it, and he’s been a 700-lb pit-bull waiting to shred me, the yappy little dirty flimsy monkey of the World: it’s just a question of Time, as the Bigger they come, the Harder they fall. http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/on-this-day-1982-20-die-as-hms-sheffield-destroyed-by-argentina-in-falklands-war-1-7892575

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Translations for quack

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • بطبطةArabic
  • rap, kvaksalver, rappeDanish
  • Quaken, QuacksalberGerman
  • πα πα, κομπογιαννίτης, αλμπάνης, τσαρλατάνοςGreek
  • charlatán, cuac, matasanos, curanderoSpanish
  • prääksEstonian
  • huijari, kvaak, puoskari, vaakkuaFinnish
  • gvagg, kvaggFaroese
  • charlatan, coin-coin, cancanerFrench
  • vrácIrish
  • háp, hápogHungarian
  • շառլատանArmenian
  • quaccarInterlingua
  • andagagg, skottulæknir, loddari, falsari, gagga, guss, fúskari, skottu-, svika-, svikari, gussa, fals-Icelandic
  • pataccaro, mediconzolo, empirico, qua qua, ciarlatano, imbonitoreItalian
  • ガー ガー, やぶ医者, クェッ クェッ, もぐりの医者, ガヤガヤしゃべる, クワッ クワッ, ペテン師, ガーガーと鳴くJapanese
  • keakea, kēkēMāori
  • квакMacedonian
  • wakMalay
  • charlatan, kwaken, kwakzalveren, kwak, kwakzalverDutch
  • szarlatan, kwa, konował, medyk, kwakaćPolish
  • quac, mata-sanos, grasnir, charlatão, curandeiro, grassitar, gracitar, grasnarPortuguese
  • mac-mac, măcăit, mac, măcănit, măcăitură, măcăiRomanian
  • крякнуть, кря-кря, шарлатан, кряканье, крякатьRussian
  • kvack, kvacka, kvacksalvareSwedish
  • vaklamak, vakTurkish

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