mountebank \MOUN-tuh-bank\, noun:
1. A peddler of quack medicine, who stands on a platform to appeal to the audience.
2. A charlatan; a boastful pretender to knowledge or a skill.
|Though many were upset at losing Coach Franchione to Texas A&M, his tenure with the Aggies has clearly shown we are better off without that mountebank roaming our sidelines.|