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Definition of "charlatan" [char•la•tan]

  • A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "charlatan" in a sentence
  • "This huckster or streetcorner charlatan is going to be a lame duck in less than a year from now as the coward in theif dosen't realize that the independents that ELECTED him are running from his BS and LIES in droves."
  • "Frequently, the charlatan is more convincing and credible."
  • "I swear I don't know what's wrong with the people in Connecticut but to keep re-electing this charlatan is beyond me."