Associations to the word «Quack»


QUACK, noun. The sound made by a duck.
QUACK, verb. To make a noise like a duck.
QUACK, noun. A fraudulent healer or incompetent professional, especially a doctor of medicine; an impostor who claims to have qualifications to practice medicine.
QUACK, noun. A charlatan.
QUACK, noun. Carlyle
QUACK, noun. (slang) A doctor.
QUACK, verb. To practice or commit quackery.
QUACK, verb. (obsolete) To make vain and loud pretensions; to boast.
QUACK, adjective. Falsely presented as having medicinal powers.
QUACK GRASS, noun. Alternative form of quackgrass
QUACK LIKE A DUCK, verb. (simile) To appear to be exactly what one is.

Dictionary definition

QUACK, noun. An untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice.
QUACK, noun. The harsh sound of a duck.
QUACK, verb. Utter quacking noises; "The ducks quacked".
QUACK, verb. Act as a medical quack or a charlatan.
QUACK, adjective. Medically unqualified; "a quack doctor".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn