mountebank - Dictionary definition and meaning for word mountebank
mountebank can be broken as mouth+bank=person whose mouth is a bank of words....who is extremely boastful and pretentious...
"I have a bank built over on a mountain" "what a mountebank"
when u read bank.. think of a bank robbery.. n to carry out a robbery need to disguise as a quack (charlatan)
person who BOASTS that he has been to MOUNTains and BANKs of many rivers etc.
U.S. BANKS swindled and deceived the world into buying worthless, mortgage-backed securities. Then they went to Capitol HILL (like MOUNTain) to get a $700 Billion bailout.
votebank politics means complete deception, as we see these days.. mountebank is similar
MOUNTEBANK-MOUNT+BANK PERSONS WHO DECEIVES SAYING THAT MOUNTAIN(MOUNT) IS FULL OF MONEY(BANK)
Mountebank was a quack doctor who used to mount a Bank (Bench in past) and sell his magical medicines.