verb (used without object)
Origin of quack1
Definition for quack (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of quack2
Related formsquack·ish, adjectivequack·ish·ly, adverbquack·ish·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for quack
Humor and historical distance allow me to illustrate how a quack operates in a way that I could not with a contemporary example.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor'|Penny Lane|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Google his name, and the top two related searches come up as “Daniel Amen scam” and “Daniel Amen quack.”
Duck calls are short, whistle-like tools used to emit “quack” sounds in order to lure ducks for hunting.
Even the quack doctor, Dr. Gopalarajan, derives a real glimmer of joy from believing he has “helped, not harmed” a fellow being.Must Read Fiction: ‘Prague Fatale,’ ‘Derby Day’ and More|Malcolm Forbes, Hillary Kelly, Mythili Rao|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Especially should we refuse to patronize the quack advertiser.How to Live|Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
So a French quack adorns his shop with a gilded bust of Hippocrates!
This essential information obtained, the quack at once sets his moral rack to work.
Before long the government will pass laws on this baneful, shameful, quack advertising.Evening Round Up|William Crosbie Hunter
The change from speaking to singing voice is where the quack enters with his mystery.Seed Thoughts for Singers|Frank Herbert Tubbs
British Dictionary definitions for quack (1 of 2)
Word Origin for quack
British Dictionary definitions for quack (2 of 2)
- an unqualified person who claims medical knowledge or other skills
- (as modifier)a quack doctor