quack

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if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it is a duck

If something has all the characteristics of a thing, it is probably that thing, regardless of what it is called or presented as. There are many variations of the expression, and it is often shortened to the first part of the phrase. They say it's not a tax, but if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it is a duck.
See also: and, duck, if, like, look, walk

quack

n. a fraudulent physician; a derogatory term for a physician. I won’t go back to that quack ever again!
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Also on the site is an interactive game, activity sheets, quacky card creator, and luggage tag maker.
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Stupid quacky things that can swim faster than me and then just as I am finally about to catch one, they fly away.
The Quacky race will raise thousands of pounds for charity, including WaterAid and the city's St Cuthbert's Hospice as well as helping to light up Durham City this festive season.
Leaping onto the screen from the pages of Jones' witty stylings, the film teaches about the lawmaking process and three branches of government, as illustrated by Daffy's quacky quest: become President of the United States, then declare year-round Rabbit Season
Bill Byrne's model of a dome, and Bill Musgrave's first start at Colorado, and Brooks and the Ducks waving triumphantly to those cold and quacky Oregon fans in Shreveport after the first Independence Bowl.