kwakzalver

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Possibly from Middle Dutch quacken (to talk fraudulently) + zalver (salve-seller), or from kwakzalven (to practice quackery).

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kwakzalver m (plural kwakzalvers, diminutive kwakzalvertje n)

  1. A quacksalver, fake healer
  2. (generalised) A swindler, cheater, fraud, hustler

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