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Brit, Austral, and NZ informal a doctor; physician or surgeon

What does it mean when you dream about a quack?

A denigrating word for an incompetent doctor, or the sound that a duck makes, especially if the dreamer is looking forward with anticipation to the duck hunting season.

References in classic literature ?
This foreign nobleman of yours is dying to try his quack remedies (mesmerism included) on my patient, and a nurse who is brought here by his wife may be a little too willing to help him.
After a time, it became known that Elliston was in the habit of resorting to all the noted quacks that infested the city, or whom money would tempt to journey thither from a distance.
There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing and fiddling; there are bullies pushing about, bucks ogling the women, knaves picking pockets, policemen on the look-out, quacks (OTHER quacks, plague take them
Finally his decision was pronounced: they were to go abroad, but to put no faith in foreign quacks, and to apply to him in any need.
The members said further that most of the families from Niehag Dara have took migration to Charsadda, Mardan and others settled areas after the wake of quack as the population have been attacked by plagued, food shortage and sever winter while the government is still oblivious have no plan to address the issues of the victim effectively and immediately.
Customers will need only to verbally inform Quick Quack employees that they are veterans in order to receive their free car wash.
Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack," the rest of the Australian fans grouped together in a block in the New Stand yelled with him.
Playing with the lives of unfortunate villagers is a well-known network of quacks who give a damn for the medical fundamentals.
In Georgian times, most working people could not afford the services of a 'proper' doctor, so relied on Quack Doctors, opportunists with no qualifications who supplied remedies at a fraction of the price.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had issued the order while hearing a suo moto case of amputation of an arm of a baby girl, who had also lost her eyesight due to a wrong injection by a quack in Faisalabad.
The scientists' conclusion was that a duck's quack definitely echoes just like any other sound, but you might not notice it.
And that means you, dear reader, can decide whether the North will quack.