Associations to the word «Quack»

Wiktionary

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

Don't you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment?
Aeschylus