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Examples of mountebank in a Sentence
a gang of swindlers and mountebanks
claimed that many doctors were frauds and mountebanks
Recent Examples of mountebank from the Web
Laying it off on senior administration officials will no longer fly given the liars, hustlers, incompetents, poseurs and mountebanks who dominate this West Wing.
The Presidency has hardly been free of mountebanks and worse.
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Origin and Etymology of mountebank
First Known Use: 1566See Words from the same year
First Known Use of mountebank
MOUNTEBANK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mountebank for English Language Learners
: a dishonest person : a person who tricks and cheats other people
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