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Word Origin and History for medicaster


"quack," c.1600, from Latin *medicaster (cf. Italian medicastro, French médicastre, 16c.), from medicus (see medical (adj.)). The feminine form is medicastra. Cf. also -aster.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Historical Examples

  • As she was penniless, the woman was forced to bring her child to this medicaster.

    Six Women and the Invasion

    Gabrielle Yerta