quackery

noun
quack·​ery | \ ˈkwa-k(ə-)rē How to pronounce quackery (audio) \

Definition of quackery

: the practices or pretensions of a quack

Examples of quackery in a Sentence

His cure was nothing but quackery.
Recent Examples on the Web These are all medical quackery, nothing a doctor would recommend. Amy Dickinson, Anchorage Daily News, "Ask Amy: Wronged ex-wife struggles with memorial service," 15 July 2019 These are all medical quackery, nothing a doctor would recommend. Amy Dickinson, Anchorage Daily News, "Ask Amy: Wronged ex-wife struggles with memorial service," 15 July 2019 Fat from the American rattlesnake isn’t so useful, but that didn’t stop entrepreneurs from rendering the fat, bottling it—and turning snake oil into a synonym for quackery. Lloyd Minor, Fortune, "Why Google’s Crackdown on Fake Medicine Is So Important," 9 Sep. 2019 These are all medical quackery, nothing a doctor would recommend. Amy Dickinson, Anchorage Daily News, "Ask Amy: Wronged ex-wife struggles with memorial service," 15 July 2019 These are all medical quackery, nothing a doctor would recommend. Amy Dickinson, Anchorage Daily News, "Ask Amy: Wronged ex-wife struggles with memorial service," 15 July 2019 These are all medical quackery, nothing a doctor would recommend. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Ask Amy: Wronged ex struggles with memorial service," 14 July 2019 These are all medical quackery, nothing a doctor would recommend. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: They’ll tell me my husband of 40 years was wonderful, but I know different," 14 July 2019 These are all medical quackery, nothing a doctor would recommend. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Wronged ex-wife struggles with memorial service," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of quackery

circa 1711, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quackery was circa 1711

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quackery

noun
How to pronounce quackery (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of quackery

disapproving : the methods and treatments used by unskillful doctors or by people who pretend to be doctors

quackery

noun
quack·​ery | \ ˈkwak-(ə-)rē How to pronounce quackery (audio) \
plural quackeries

Medical Definition of quackery

: the practices or pretensions of a quack

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