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mountebank

Pronunciation: /ˈmaʊntɪbæŋk/

Translation of mountebank in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • [literary/literario] embaucador, (masculine, feminine), charlatán, (masculine, feminine)
    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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