Why is a Doctor called a Quack ad where did it originate from?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
It is a derogatory term for a doctor. try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quack_doctor
The word "quack" derives from "quacksalver," an archaic word originally of Dutch origin (spelled kwakzalver in contemporary Dutch), meaning "boaster who applies a salve." The correct meaning of the German word "quacksalber" is "questionable salesperson (literal translation: quack salver)." In the Middle Ages the word quack itself meant "shouting". The quacksalvers sold their wares on the market shouting in a loud voice.
"Health fraud" is often used as a synonym for quackery, but this use can be problematic, since quackery can exist without fraud, a word which always implies deliberate deception.
(C) Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Copyrights)
- Anonymous4 years ago
Quack Doctor MeaningSource(s): https://shorte.im/a7YEB
- Anonymous1 decade ago
quack - presented falsely as having curative powers.
Many sellers of 'medical' substances were originally fakes.
"medical charlatan," 1638, short for quacksalver (1579), from Du. kwaksalver, lit. "hawker of salve," from M.Du. quacken "to brag, boast," lit. "to croak" (see quack (v.)) + zalf "salve." Cf. Ger. Quacksalber, Dan. kvaksalver, Swed. kvacksalvare.Source(s): dictionary.reference
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- 1 decade ago
quack if i know