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noun, plural quack·er·ies.
  1. the practice or methods of a quack.
  2. an instance of this.
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Origin of quackery

First recorded in 1700–10; quack2 + -ery
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Related Words for quackery

deceitfulness, deception, trickery, dishonesty, misrepresentation, pretense, imposture

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British Dictionary definitions for quackery


noun plural -eries
  1. the activities or methods of a quack
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Word Origin and History for quackery


1690s, from quack (n.) + -ery.

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