quackery

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noun quack·ery \ˈkwa-k(ə-)rē\

Definition of quackery

  1. :  the practices or pretensions of a quack

Examples of quackery in a sentence

  1. His cure was nothing but quackery.

Circa 1711

First Known Use of quackery

circa 1711


QUACKERY Defined for English Language Learners

quackery

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noun quack·ery \ˈkwa-k(ə-)rē\

Definition of quackery for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

quackery

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noun quack·ery \ˈkwak-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of quackery

plural

quackeries

  1. :  the practices or pretensions of a quack


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