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Quack

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A pretender to medical skill; a medical charlatan
Bible DictionaryACSH Medical Terms
Any person with characteristic pretensions, misrepresentations, practices, and/or methods who is unqualified or incompetent in the field to which such distinctions pertain. The word “quack” traces to two Dutch words: the obsolete verb “quacken,” which meant “to chatter or prattle,” and “salf,” a relative of the English word “salve.” Old-time quacksalvers were simply persons who bragged about the medicinals they offered.

 

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