Definitions for quacksalverˈkwækˌsæl vər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quack•sal•verˈkwækˌsæl vər(n.)

  1. a quack; charlatan.

Origin of quacksalver:

1570–80; < early D (now kwakzalver); see quack1, salve1, -er1


  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

Webster Dictionary

  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


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