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quack

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 ?
She calculated his capacity as she would a jug's, and filled him up every day with quack cure-alls.
I don't want to waste this model, and then be told I'm a quack.
I must help that quack to take out the buckshot for the poor fellow.
In my country, those whom physicians abandon run the chance of a quack, who kills them ten times but saves them a hundred times.
Here the glib politician crying his legislative panaceas, and here the peripatetic Cheap-Jack holding aloft his quack cures for human ills.
said the Duck; "and that reminds me how hungry I feel": and she swam away down the stream, saying, "Quack, quack, quack.
He threw out biting remarks on Lydgate's tricks, worthy only of a quack, to get himself a factitious reputation with credulous people.
The worst weed in modern civilization, the ready tool of the quack and the hindrance of the self-respecting man
Earlier in the evening he had had a telephone conference with the Ancient Mariner, who had reported only progress with an exceptionally strong nibble that very day from a retired quack doctor.
From the selling of quack medicines he had proceeded to the adulterating of foreign wines, varied by lucrative evening occupation in the Paris gambling houses.
you infernal French Quack, you call it death, do you?
He was clearly a confirmed hypochondriac, and I was dreamily conscious that he was pouring forth interminable trains of symptoms, and imploring information as to the composition and action of innumerable quack nostrums, some of which he bore about in a leather case in his pocket.