quacksalver

noun
quack·​sal·​ver | \ ˈkwak-ˌsal-vər How to pronounce quacksalver (audio) \

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

First Known Use of quacksalver

1579, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quacksalver

obsolete Dutch (now kwakzalver)

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The first known use of quacksalver was in 1579

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“Quacksalver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quacksalver. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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