verb (used with object)
Origin of quack2
Related formsquack·ish, adjectivequack·ish·ly, adverbquack·ish·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for quackish
Finally, we love De Quincey for his abhorrence of all knavish or quackish men, and his deep respect for human nature.
And yet to the quackish lecturer it is the key to unlock all his scientific treasures.
Religion and philosophy have been impudent and quackish—quackish!Marriage|H. G. Wells
Quackish absurdities of so glaring a nature have, however, long been scorned in civilized society.A Treatise on Sheep:|Ambrose Blacklock
British Dictionary definitions for quackish (1 of 2)
Word Origin for quack
British Dictionary definitions for quackish (2 of 2)
- an unqualified person who claims medical knowledge or other skills
- (as modifier)a quack doctor