Quack vs Neigh - What's the difference?

quack | neigh |


In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between quack and neigh

is that quack is (obsolete) to make vain and loud pretensions; to boast while neigh is (obsolete) to scoff or sneer.

As nouns the difference between quack and neigh

is that quack is the sound made by a duck or quack can be a fraudulent healer or incompetent professional, especially a doctor of medicine; an impostor who claims to have qualifications to practice medicine while neigh is the cry of a horse.

As verbs the difference between quack and neigh

is that quack is to make a noise like a duck or quack can be to practice or commit quackery while neigh is (of a horse) to make its cry.

As an adjective quack

is falsely presented as having medicinal powers.

quack

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) *.

Noun

(en noun)
  • The sound made by a duck.
  • Did you hear that duck make a quack ?

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a noise like a duck.
  • The more breadcrumbs I threw on the ground, the more they quacked .
    Do you hear the ducks quack ?
    Derived terms
    *

    References

    Etymology 2

    (wikipedia quack) c 1630, shortening of quacksalver, from (etyl)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fraudulent healer or incompetent professional, especially a doctor of medicine; an impostor who claims to have qualifications to practice medicine.
  • That doctor is nothing but a lousy quack !
    Polly (to security guard, referring to Dr. Feingarten): Are you going to let that shyster in there?
    Dr. Feingarten': I could sue you, Polly. A shyster is a disreputable lawyer. I'm a ' quack .
    - From the motion picture
  • * 1662 : Rump: or an Exact Collection of the Choycest Poems and Songs Relating to Late Times, Vol. II , by ‘the most Eminent Wits’
  • Tis hard to say, how much these Arse-wormes do urge us, We now need no Quack but these Jacks for to purge us, [...]
  • * 1720 : William Derham, Physico-theology
  • After ?ome Months, the Quack gets privately to Town, [...]
  • * 1843 , '', book 2, ch. 8, ''The Electon
  • ‘if we are ourselves valets, there shall ‘exist no hero for us; we shall not know the hero when we see him;’ - we shall take the quack for a hero; and cry, audibly through all ballot-boxes and machinery whatsoever, Thou art he; be thou King over us!
  • A charlatan.
  • Carlyle
  • Quacks political; quacks scientific, academical.
  • (slang) A doctor.
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * (l)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To practice or commit quackery.
  • (obsolete) To make vain and loud pretensions; to boast.
  • * Hudibras
  • To quack of universal cures.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • falsely presented as having medicinal powers.
  • Don't get your hopes up; that's quack medicine!

    neigh

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The cry of a horse.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (of a horse) to make its cry
  • to make a sound similar to a horses' cry
  • This fake laughter sounds like a horse neighing .
  • (obsolete) To scoff or sneer.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • neighed at his nakedness

    See also

    * whinny * nicker