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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French charlatan, from Old Italian ciarlatano (quack), a blend of ciarlatore (chatterer) + cerretano (hawker, quack, literally native of Cerreto) (Cerreto di Spoleto being a village in Umbria, known for its quacks).

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charlatan (plural charlatans)

  1. A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian. Pejorative meaning first recorded 1668.

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charlatan m (plural charlatans, feminine charlatane)

  1. (dated) a street-seller of medicines
  2. charlatan (trickster)

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charlatan m (plural charlatans)

  1. a street-seller of medicines