Mountebank

Definition of Mountebank

Mount´e`bank
n.1.One who mounts a bench or stage in the market or other public place, boasts of his skill in curing diseases, and vends medicines which he pretends are infallible remedies; a quack doctor.
Such is the weakness and easy credulity of men, that a mountebank . . . is preferred before an able physician.
- Whitlock.
2.Any boastful or false pretender; a charlatan; a quack.
Nothing so impossible in nature but mountebanks will undertake.
- Arbuthnot.
v. t.1.To cheat by boasting and false pretenses; to gull.
v. i.1.To play the mountebank.

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