charlatan
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈʃɑɹlətən/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈʃɑːlətən/
Noun

charlatan (plural charlatans)

  1. A malicious trickster; a fake person, especially one who deceives for personal profit.
    Synonyms: trickster, swindler, Thesaurus:deceiver
    • 2018 (June), Ian Murray in The Independent
      That this disgraceful charlatan holds one of the great offices of state in this country should be a source of constant shame and embarrassment to the Prime Minister.
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