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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quack  \Quack\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  or  characterized  by  boasting  and  pretension; 
  used  by  quacks;  pretending  to  cure  diseases;  as  a  quack 
  medicine;  a  quack  doctor. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quack  \Quack\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Qvacked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Quacking}.]  [Of  imitative  origin;  cf  D.  kwaken,  G.  quacken, 
  quaken,  Icel.  kvaka  to  twitter.] 
  1.  To  utter  a  sound  like  the  cry  of  a  duck. 
  2.  To  make  vain  and  loud  pretensions;  to  boast.  ``  To  quack 
  of  universal  cures.''  --Hudibras. 
  3.  To  act  the  part  of  a  quack,  or  pretender. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quack  \Quack\,  n. 
  1.  The  cry  of  the  duck,  or  a  sound  in  imitation  of  it  a 
  hoarse,  quacking  noise.  --Chaucer. 
  2.  [Cf.  {Quacksalver}.]  A  boastful  pretender  to  medical 
  skill;  an  empiric;  an  ignorant  practitioner. 
  3.  Hence  one  who  boastfully  pretends  to  skill  or  knowledge 
  of  any  kind  not  possessed;  a  charlatan. 
  Quacks  political;  quacks  scientific,  academical. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  medically  unqualified;  "a  quack  doctor"  [syn:  {quack(a)}] 
  n  1:  an  untrained  person  who  pretends  to  be  a  physician  and  who 
  dispenses  medical  advice 
  2:  the  harsh  sound  of  a  duck 
  v  1:  utter  quacking  noises;  "The  ducks  quacked" 
  2:  act  as  a  medical  quack  or  a  charlatan 

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