Definitions for quacksalverˈkwækˌsæl vər

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  1. quacksalver(Noun)

    One falsely claiming to possess medical or other skills, especially one who dispenses potions, ointments, etc. supposedly having curative powers.

  2. Origin: c 1570, from kwakzalver, from quacken

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  1. Quacksalver(noun)

    one who boasts of his skill in medicines and salves, or of the efficacy of his prescriptions; a charlatan; a quack; a mountebank

  2. Origin: [D. kwakzalver; cf. kwakzalven to quack or boast of one's salves. See Quack, Salve, n.]


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