Etymology
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charlatan (n.)

"one who pretends to knowledge, skill, importance, etc.," 1610s, from French charlatan "mountebank, babbler" (16c.), from Italian ciarlatano "a quack," from ciarlare "to prate, babble," from ciarla "chat, prattle," perhaps imitative of ducks' quacking. Related: Charlatanical.

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Definitions of charlatan

charlatan (n.)
a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes;
Synonyms: mountebank
From wordnet.princeton.edu