plural -es
: one who pretends to a knowledge of medicine : quack

Word History


after Doctor Sangrado, physician (whose panacea was copious bloodletting and drinking of hot water) in the picaresque novel Gil Blas (L'Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane, 1715–35) by Alain René Lesage †1747 French novelist and playwright

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“Sangrado.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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