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mountebank

moun·te·bank

mountebank

pronunciation:
maUnt t baengk
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who, by jokes or tricks, shamelessly deludes an audience of potential buyers of a dubious line of products.
similar words:
drummer, pitchman, trickster
definition 2: anyone who peddles goods, services, or ideas through misrepresentation; quack; charlatan.
synonyms:
charlatan, humbug, quack
similar words:
cheat, con man, fraud, huckster, impostor, operator, sharper
derivation: mountebankery (n.)