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quacksalver

quacksalver

noun quack·sal·ver \ˈkwak-ˌsal-vər\

Definition of QUACKSALVER

Examples of QUACKSALVER

  1. <the medical impostors on the information superhighway are no more scrupulous than earlier quacksalvers who traveled along the streets of towns and villages>

Origin of QUACKSALVER

obsolete Dutch (now kwakzalver)
First Known Use: 1579

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