Main definitions of mountebanking in English

: mountebanking1mountebanking2

mountebanking1

Pronunciation /ˈmaʊntɪˌbaŋkɪŋ/

noun

  • Behaviour, practice, or an act characteristic of a mountebank.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Lacy (c1615–1681), playwright and actor. From mountebank + -ing.

Main definitions of mountebanking in English

: mountebanking1mountebanking2

mountebanking2

Pronunciation /ˈmaʊntɪˌbaŋkɪŋ/

adjective

  • Resembling a mountebank, that acts as a mountebank; that engages in trickery or persuasion characteristic of a mountebank.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Marston (bap. 1576, d. 1634), poet and playwright. From mountebank + -ing.