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Origin of charlatan
Examples from the Web for charlatan
Read a cautionary tale about the seductive and dangerous power of a charlatan sociopath, featuring goats and the American Dream.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor'|Penny Lane|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Charlatan is an unfair word,” Kennedy opined, but “he did an awful lot for effect.
And the gratitude I get is this charlatan chose not to do his job, which is to write.Charlie Sheen's 10 Worst Quotes, from Anti-Semitism to Alcoholism|The Daily Beast|February 25, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In our shock at the way things have turned out, we wonder if there is anyone left in charge who's not a charlatan or a fool.
He is not a charlatan, for though he is ignorant, he is honest.Ephemera Critica|John Churton Collins
What had they in common with this charlatan who treated the abominable teachings of Walt Whitman symphonically?Melomaniacs|James Huneker
"You're excited, Boy-ee," said the charlatan with haggard forbearance.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams
Even a charlatan can be good alone; an apostate can be wise alone; a fool can be pious alone.
This writer, who was possessed of undoubted talent, was also an adventurer and charlatan of the first order.Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution|Agnes Arber
Word Origin for charlatan
1610s, from French charlatan "mountebank, babbler" (16c.), from Italian ciarlatano "a quack," from ciarlare "to prate, babble," from ciarla "chat, prattle," perhaps imitative of ducks' quacking. Related: Charlatanism; charlatanical; charlatanry.