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quack - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'quack' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Quack [ a.]
- Pertaining to or characterized by, boasting and pretension; used by quacks; pretending to cure diseases; as, a quack medicine; a quack doctor.
2 . Quack [ n.]
- The cry of the duck, or a sound in imitation of it; a hoarse, quacking noise.
- A boastful pretender to medical skill; an empiric; an ignorant practitioner.
- Hence, one who boastfully pretends to skill or knowledge of any kind not possessed; a charlatan.
3 . Quack [ v. i.]
- To utter a sound like the cry of a duck.
- To make vain and loud pretensions; to boast.
- To act the part of a quack, or pretender.

Meaning of 'quack' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . quack [ v]
Meaning (1):
- utter quacking noises
Example in sentence:
  • The ducks quacked
2 . quack [ s]
Meaning (2):
- medically unqualified
Example in sentence:
  • a quack doctor