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noun, plural char·la·tan·ries.
  1. charlatanism.
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Origin of charlatanry

First recorded in 1630–40; charlatan + -ry
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Examples from the Web for charlatanry

Historical Examples

  • To presume to do that would be a piece of charlatanry, social quackery of the worst type.


    John Spargo

  • In our era this science crumbled into magic and charlatanry.

  • There was, however, nothing of charlatanry in her present state.

  • Thus originated the charge of “charlatanry,” so often and so unjustly repeated.

    Ole Bull

    Sara C. Bull

  • Charlatanry of mediums, abusing the credulity of the sitters.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces

    Camille Flammarion