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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.

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The Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday arrested the quack.
He informed that ratio of quacks is much higher in rural areas, urban slums and katchi abadis as compared to the city areas.
Quick Quack Car Wash has a record of sponsoring local events and athletic programs as well as contributing to community groups' fundraising efforts.
A complaint against three quacks operating from New Delhi district was received by the grievance department on Friday.
What are the methods of quacks, and do some American physicians and their trade associations use those methods?
In Italian, the term is ciarlatano, a babbler or quack [4].
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.
Political organization is only part of the story How do we teach Northern Ontarian's to quack like a culture?
The second-tier show is called "Quack, Quack Quack: The Sellers of Nostrums in Prints, Posters, Ephemera and Books.