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quack 1

 (kwăk)
n.
The characteristic sound uttered by a duck.
intr.v. quacked, quack·ing, quacks
To utter the characteristic sound of a duck.

[Middle English quek, of imitative origin.]

quack′y adj.

quack 2

 (kwăk)
n.
1. An untrained person who pretends to be a physician and dispenses medical advice and treatment.
2. A charlatan; a mountebank.
adj.
Relating to or characteristic of a quack: a quack cure.
intr.v. quacked, quack·ing, quacks
To act as a medical quack or a charlatan.

[Short for quacksalver.]

quack′er·y n.
quack′ish adj.
quack′ish·ly adv.

quack

(kwæk)
vb (intr)
1. (of a duck) to utter a harsh guttural sound
2. to make a noise like a duck
n
the harsh guttural sound made by a duck
[C17: of imitative origin; related to Dutch kwakken, German quacken]

quack

(kwæk)
n
1.
a. an unqualified person who claims medical knowledge or other skills
b. (as modifier): a quack doctor.
2. (Medicine) informal Brit and Austral and NZ a doctor; physician or surgeon
vb
(intr) to act in the manner of a quack
[C17: short for quacksalver]
ˈquackish adj

quack1

(kwæk)

n.
1. the harsh, throaty cry of a duck or any similar sound.
v.i.
2. to utter a quack.
[1610–20; compare Dutch kwakken, German quacken]

quack2

(kwæk)

n.
1. a fraudulent pretender to medical skill.
2. a person who pretends, professionally or publicly, to skill, knowledge, or qualifications he or she does not possess; a charlatan.
adj.
3. being a quack: a quack psychologist.
4. of, pertaining to, or befitting a quack or quackery: quack methods; quack medicine.
[1620–30; short for quacksalver]
quack′ish, adj.
quack′ish•ness, n.

quack


Past participle: quacked
Gerund: quacking

Imperative
quack
quack
Present
I quack
you quack
he/she/it quacks
we quack
you quack
they quack
Preterite
I quacked
you quacked
he/she/it quacked
we quacked
you quacked
they quacked
Present Continuous
I am quacking
you are quacking
he/she/it is quacking
we are quacking
you are quacking
they are quacking
Present Perfect
I have quacked
you have quacked
he/she/it has quacked
we have quacked
you have quacked
they have quacked
Past Continuous
I was quacking
you were quacking
he/she/it was quacking
we were quacking
you were quacking
they were quacking
Past Perfect
I had quacked
you had quacked
he/she/it had quacked
we had quacked
you had quacked
they had quacked
Future
I will quack
you will quack
he/she/it will quack
we will quack
you will quack
they will quack
Future Perfect
I will have quacked
you will have quacked
he/she/it will have quacked
we will have quacked
you will have quacked
they will have quacked
Future Continuous
I will be quacking
you will be quacking
he/she/it will be quacking
we will be quacking
you will be quacking
they will be quacking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quacking
you have been quacking
he/she/it has been quacking
we have been quacking
you have been quacking
they have been quacking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quacking
you will have been quacking
he/she/it will have been quacking
we will have been quacking
you will have been quacking
they will have been quacking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quacking
you had been quacking
he/she/it had been quacking
we had been quacking
you had been quacking
they had been quacking
Conditional
I would quack
you would quack
he/she/it would quack
we would quack
you would quack
they would quack
Past Conditional
I would have quacked
you would have quacked
he/she/it would have quacked
we would have quacked
you would have quacked
they would have quacked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quack - an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advicequack - an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
doc, doctor, physician, Dr., MD, medico - a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
charlatan, mountebank - a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
2.quack - the harsh sound of a duck
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.quack - utter quacking noises; "The ducks quacked"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
2.quack - act as a medical quack or a charlatan
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
Adj.1.quack - medically unqualified; "a quack doctor"
unqualified - not meeting the proper standards and requirements and training

quack

noun
1. doctor, GP, physician, medical practitioner I went everywhere for treatment, tried all sorts of quacks.
2. charlatan, fraud, fake, pretender, humbug, impostor, mountebank, phoney or phony (informal) The man was a quack after all, just as Rosalinda had warned.
adjective
1. fake, fraudulent, phoney or phony (informal), pretended, sham, counterfeit Why do intelligent people find quack remedies so appealing?

quack

noun
Translations
صَوْت البَطمُشَعْوِذيُبَطْبِط
kvákáníkvákatmastičkářšarlatán
kvaksalverrapperappen
prääks
huijarikvaakpuoskarivaakkua
garg, gagggarga, gagga
ガー ガーガーガーと鳴くガヤガヤしゃべるクェッ クェックワッ クワッ
pēkšķēšanapēkšķētšarlatāns
mastičkár
kvakanjekvakati
ördek sesişarlatanvakvaklamakyalancı doktor

quack

1 [kwæk]
A. N [of duck] → graznido m
B. VI [duck] → graznar

quack

2 [kwæk]
A. Ncharlatán/ana m/f; (= doctor) → curandero/a m/f (pej) → matasanos mf inv
B. CPD [remedy] → de curandero
quack doctor Nmedicucho/a m/f, curandero/a m/f

quack

[ˈkwæk]
n
[duck] → coin-coin m inv
(pejorative) (= doctor) → charlatan m
vi [duck] → faire coin-coin
modif [remedy, cure] → de charlatan quack doctorquack doctor ncharlatan m

quack

1
nSchnattern nt no pl, → Quaken nt no pl; quack-quack (baby-talk)Entchen nt
vi (duck)schnattern, quaken, quak machen (inf); what? she quackedwas?, quakte sie

quack

2
n (also quack doctor)Quacksalber m, → Kurpfuscher m; (hum: = doctor) → Doktor m, → Medizinmann m (hum)
adj attrKurpfuscher-; quack methodsKurpfuschermethoden pl; quack remedyMittelchen nt

quack

1 [kwæk]
1. n (of duck) → qua qua m inv
2. vifare qua qua

quack

2 [kwæk] n (pej) (bogus doctor) → ciarlatano/a (hum) (doctor) → dottore/essa

quack1

(kwak) noun
the cry of a duck.
verb
to make such a sound. The ducks quacked noisily as they swam across the pond.

quack2

(kwak) noun
(used as an adjective) a person who dishonestly claims to have medical qualifications. a quack doctor/psychologist; quack medicine/cures.

quack

n. charlatán, persona que pretende tener cualidades o conocimientos para curar enfermedades.

quack

n (fam) matasanos mf, charlatán -tana mf
References in classic literature ?
He had sold the skeleton to a traveling quack for three dollars and was enjoying the result!
She gathered together her quack periodicals and her quack medicines, and thus armed with death, went about on her pale horse, metaphorically speaking, with "hell following after.
All at once there began to go a sort of bustle among the bulrushes; a wild duck flew up with a quack, another followed, and soon over the whole surface of the marsh a great cloud of birds hung screaming and circling in the air.
I don't want to waste this model, and then be told I'm a quack.
I must help that quack to take out the buckshot for the poor fellow.
In my country, those whom physicians abandon run the chance of a quack, who kills them ten times but saves them a hundred times.
When they tried to draw breath, some half-strangled voice would quack out the word, and the riot began afresh.
It was the usual collection of small oddments: bits of cloth, quack medicines, cheap fairings, a clothful of atta - greyish, rough- ground native flour - twists of down-country tobacco, tawdry pipe- stems, and a packet of curry-stuff, all wrapped in.
Here the glib politician crying his legislative panaceas, and here the peripatetic Cheap-Jack holding aloft his quack cures for human ills.
said the Duck; "and that reminds me how hungry I feel": and she swam away down the stream, saying, "Quack, quack, quack.
He threw out biting remarks on Lydgate's tricks, worthy only of a quack, to get himself a factitious reputation with credulous people.
An overpowering desire to quack like a duck was met and mastered in the same fashion.