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Meaning of CHARLATAN

Pronunciation:  'shârlutn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
 

CHARLATAN is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: mountebank
 
 See Also: beguiler, cheat, cheater, craniologist, deceiver, phrenologist, quack, slicker, trickster

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Char"la*tan\, n. [F. charlatan, fr. It. ciarlatano,
fr. ciarlare to chartter, prate; of imitative origin; cf. It.
zirlare to whistle like a thrush.]
One who prates much in his own favor, and makes unwarrantable
pretensions; a quack; an impostor; an empiric; a mountebank.



 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blagueur, bluff, bluffer, charlatanic, charlatanish, fake, faker, fourflusher, fraud, horse doctor, humbug, impersonator, impostor, malingerer, medicaster, medicine man, medicine monger, mountebank, phony, poser, poseur, pretender, quack, quackish, quacksalver, quackster, ringer, saltimbanco, sham, shammer
 

 

 

 

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