Translation of mountebank in Spanish:

mountebank

Pronunciation: /ˈmaʊntɪbæŋk/

n

  • [literario/literary] embaucador, -dora (m,f), charlatán, -tana (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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