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Saltos de línea: quack

sustantivo

The characteristic harsh sound made by a duck: I heard a quack and saw some ducks huddled together
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But even from the vague hints he throws out, I think we may rest assured it will not be the last quack of a lame duck.
  • This is an interesting link for anyone who was wondering about those duck quacks.
  • I'm sorry to say that it's not true about the quack of a duck.

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1(Of a duck) make a quack: ducks quacked from the lake
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  • Yet, in case after case, the chicken always ended up dead, while the duck went happily quacking down the river.
  • We strolled up a steep street, where wild ducks quacked for food outside a shop, and into a quiet garden.
  • Down near the pond, the ducks were quacking at an old couple that was throwing pieces of stale bread at them.
1.1 informal (Of a person) talk loudly and foolishly: he was still quacking about vinyl’s alleged superiority to CDs
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  • Ever since Ride the Ducks came to town, I've watched those vessels drive by, its frenzied tourists quacking away.
  • Some of these remedies have been closer to quack concoctions.

Origen

Mid 16th century (as a verb): imitative.

Más
  • ‘If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it just may be a duck.’ was the comment made by the US union leader Walter Reuther about the alleged communists investigated by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950s. The quack of a duck, recorded from the mid 16th century, is just an imitation of the bird's characteristic sound. The kind of quack who dishonestly claims to have medical skills was originally a quacksalver, a 17th-century word from Dutch quacken ‘to talk foolishly’ and salf the same word as ‘salve’ (Old English) from a Germanic base meaning ‘clarified butter’.

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quack 2 Saltos de línea: quack

sustantivo

1A person who dishonestly claims to have special knowledge and skill in some field, typically medicine: [as modifier]: a quack doctor quack cures
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  • As with most quack cure claims about ‘toxins’, the actual toxins were not named.
  • An alternative medicine quack reckoned he could cure Faulkner of his twitching with a six-month course of treatment.
  • But why wouldn't they believe the claims of the detox quacks?
Sinónimos
British informaltwister
North American informalgrifter, bunco artist, chiseller
Australian informalshicer, magsman, illywhacker
1.1British informal A doctor: he went to see the quack this morning
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  • In India, this could range from private practitioners, to hospitals, nursing homes, polyclinics, alternative medical practitioners, quacks and pharmacists.
Sinónimos
doctor, physician, medical practitioner, medical man/woman/person;
Navy surgeon
informaldoc, medic, medico
archaicleech, sawbones

Derivados

quackish

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adjetivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Barrett goes on to describe the history of naturopathy and to list some of the quackish practices that have been included in naturopathy.
  • Obviously, Paul, anyone stupid enough to take your quackish advice deserves their outcomes.

Origen

Mid 17th century: abbreviation of earlier quacksalver, from Dutch, probably from obsolete quacken 'prattle' + salf, zalf (see salve1).

Más
  • ‘If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it just may be a duck.’ was the comment made by the US union leader Walter Reuther about the alleged communists investigated by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950s. The quack of a duck, recorded from the mid 16th century, is just an imitation of the bird's characteristic sound. The kind of quack who dishonestly claims to have medical skills was originally a quacksalver, a 17th-century word from Dutch quacken ‘to talk foolishly’ and salf the same word as ‘salve’ (Old English) from a Germanic base meaning ‘clarified butter’.

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