Translation of mountebank in Spanish:

mountebank

Pronunciation: /ˈmaʊntɪbæŋk/

n

  • [literary/literario] embaucador, (m,f), charlatán, (m,f)
    More example sentences
    • Additional evidence indicates that it was a term used among medical mountebanks in Tudor times.
    • The word toady comes from ‘toad-eater’: a quack's or mountebank's assistant who would eat, or pretend to eat, a toad so he could be cured by the medicine man.
    • There had always been mountebanks and charlatans operating in the public squares, but they now dominated the marketplace.

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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.