Meaning of mountebank

moun•te•bank

Pronunciation: (moun'tu-bangk"), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who sells quack medicines, as from a platform in public places, attracting and influencing an audience by tricks, storytelling, etc.
  2. any charlatan or quack.
—v.i.
  1. to act or operate as a mountebank.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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