mountebank


mountebank [ MOUN-tuh’-bangk ]
noun, intransitive verb ]
MEANING :
1. (n.) one who, in a public place or from a platform, tells audiences stories and tricks them into buying quack medicines from himself or herself
2. (n.) a charlatan, boastful pretender or quack
3. (intr.v.) to operate, behave or act like a charlatan or mountebank
USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
The mountebank was arrested by the police on charges of selling drugs without prescriptions.
USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
It somehow comes as no surprise to discover that this prince of mountebanks was also a close friend of the Duke of Windsor.
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