Etymology
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charlatanism (n.)

"methods of a charlatan," 1804, from French charlatanisme; see charlatan + -ism. OED describes synonym charlatanry (1630s) as "More contemptuous ... and referring more to actual practice."

updated on November 02, 2017

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Definitions of charlatanism from WordNet

charlatanism (n.)
the dishonesty of a charlatan;
Synonyms: quackery
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