来自意大利语monta in banco,江湖骗子，杂耍人，来自monta,骑，跨，词源同mount,banco,凳子，词源同 bench.用来讽刺在集市上摆个凳子卖狗皮膏药的人。
- mountebank (n.)
- "a doctor that mounts a bench in the market, and boasts his infallible remedies and cures" [Johnson], 1570s, from Italian montambanco, contraction of monta in banco "quack, juggler," literally "mount on bench" (to be seen by crowd), from monta, imperative of montare "to mount" (see mount (v.)) + banco, variant of banca "bench" (see bank (n.2)). Figurative and extended senses from 1580s.
- 1. The nation was led astray by a mountebank.
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