from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A mountebank; a quack.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A mountebank; a quack.
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- noun a
quackdoctor, a fraud.
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‘Becco’, and ‘cornuto’, ‘fantastico’, ‘magnifico’, ‘impress’ (the armorial device upon shields, and appearing constantly in its Italian form ‘impresa’), ‘saltimbanco’ (= mountebank), all once common enough, are now obsolete.
He was not the only player to do that, of course, nor even the only player in the Italy team, obviously, but he was by far the most irritating offender, primarily because even after the referee made his decisions, the gawkish saltimbanco harangued his supposed aggressor with all the righteous indignation of a nun in a knocking shop.