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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).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈʃɑɹlətən/
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NounEdit

charlatan (plural charlatans)

  1. A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.
    Synonyms: trickster, swindler; see also Thesaurus:deceiver
    • 2018 (June), Ian Murray in The Independent
      That this disgraceful charlatan holds one of the great offices of state in this country should be a source of constant shame and embarrassment to the Prime Minister.

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EtymologyEdit

From Italian ciarlatano. Pejorative meaning first recorded 1668.

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NounEdit

charlatan m (plural charlatans, feminine charlatane)

  1. (dated) a streetseller of medicines
  2. a charlatan (trickster)
  3. a quack

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Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

charlatan m (plural charlatans)

  1. a street-seller of medicines