What does mountebank mean?

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ˈmaʊn təˌbæŋkmoun·te·bank

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mountebank, charlatan(noun)

    a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes

Wiktionary

  1. mountebank(Noun)

    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

  2. mountebank(Noun)

    One who sells by deception; a con artist; a charlatan.

  3. mountebank(Verb)

    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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mountebank(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [It. montimbanco, montambanco; montare to mount + in in, upon + banco bench. See Mount, and 4th Bank.]

  2. Mountebank(noun)

    any boastful or false pretender; a charlatan; a quack

    Etymology: [It. montimbanco, montambanco; montare to mount + in in, upon + banco bench. See Mount, and 4th Bank.]

  3. Mountebank(verb)

    to cheat by boasting and false pretenses; to gull

    Etymology: [It. montimbanco, montambanco; montare to mount + in in, upon + banco bench. See Mount, and 4th Bank.]

  4. Mountebank(verb)

    to play the mountebank

    Etymology: [It. montimbanco, montambanco; montare to mount + in in, upon + banco bench. See Mount, and 4th Bank.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mountebank

    mown′te-bangk, n. a quack-doctor who boasts of his skill and his medicines: a boastful pretender.—adj. pertaining to such, sham.—v.t. to cheat by false pretences, to humbug.—v.i. to play the mountebank.—ns. Moun′tebankery, Moun′tebanking, Moun′tebankism. [It. montambancomontare, to mount, in, on, banco, a bench.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mountebank

    The Gammarus arcticus, or arctic shrimp.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mountebank in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mountebank in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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