quacksalver

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noun quack·sal·ver \ˈkwak-ˌsal-vər\

Definition of quacksalver

Examples of quacksalver in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of quacksalver

obsolete Dutch (now kwakzalver)


First Known Use: 1579


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