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quacksalver

[kwak-sal-ver] /ˈkwækˌsæl vər/
noun
1.
a quack doctor.
2.
a charlatan.
Origin
early Dutch
1570-1580
1570-80; < early Dutch (now kwakzalver); see quack1, salve, -er1
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quacksalver

/ˈkwækˌsælvə/
noun
1.
an archaic word for quack2
Word Origin
C16: from Dutch, from quack, apparently: to hawk + salfsalve1
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Word Origin and History for quacksalver
n.

1570s; see quack (n.1).

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