quack meaning

[ kwæk ] Pronunciation:   "quack" in a sentence
Noun: quack  kwak
  1. An untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice 
  2. The harsh sound of a duck
Adjective: quack  kwak
  1. Medically unqualified
    "a quack doctor"
Verb: quack  kwak
  1. Utter quacking noises
    "The ducks quacked" 
  2. Act as a medical quack or a charlatan

Derived forms: quacked, quacking, quacks

See also: quackery, unqualified

Type of: act, behave, charlatan, do, doc, doctor, Dr., emit, let loose, let out, MD, medico, mountebank, physician, sound, utter

Encyclopedia: Quack


[American slang]
n. a fraudulent physician; a derogatory term for a physician.
• I won't go back to that quack ever again!
• Tell that quack to heal himself!


[British slang]
Noun. A doctor, by extension of its older and original usage for an untrained physician.

[Medicine]
adj : of, relating to, characteristic of, or being a quack ‹quack remedies›
n : a pretender to medical skill : an ignorant or dishonest practitioner ‹one of the most notorious cancer-cure quacks of the day —Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc.› — quack·ish adj

Examples

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  1. the quack was stormed with questions.
  2. he is a quack and prescribes his quack medicines.
  3. he is a quack and prescribes his quack medicines.
  4. the duck quacks.
  5. i simply spat my contempt and threw the drug back to the quack.

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