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  • A malicious trickster, a fake person; especially one who deceives for personal profit
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Char"la*tan (?), n. [F. charlatan, fr. It. ciarlatano, fr. ciarlare to chartter, prate; of imitative origin; cf. It. zirlare to whistle like a thrush.] One who prates much in his own favor, and makes unwarrantable pretensions; a quack; an impostor; an empiric; a mountebank.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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