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"charlatan" in British English

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charlatannoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃɑː.lə.tən/  us   /ˈʃɑːr.lə.t̬ən/ disapproving
a ​person who ​pretends to have ​skills or ​knowledge that they do not have, ​especially in ​medicine
(Definition of charlatan from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"charlatan" in American English

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charlatannoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃɑr·lə·tən, -tən/
a ​person who ​pretends to have ​skills or ​knowledge that the ​person does not ​actually have
(Definition of charlatan from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “charlatan”
in Chinese (Simplified) 冒充内行的人, 骗子, (尤指)江湖医生…
in Turkish şarlatan…
in Russian шарлатан…
in Chinese (Traditional) 冒充內行的人, 騙子, (尤指)江湖醫生…
in Polish szarlatan…
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