Portmanteau of 'quack' and 'academic'. A professor, scientist or other academic figure who, while qualified on paper, is in actuality full of shit.
"I'm sorry, you research what?"

"Homeopathy. It's actually very effective, you'll find."

"Oh...you're a quackademic. Fuck off then".
by atomiczombiedinosaur February 16, 2016
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An academic who has no real life work experience at what they do making them a fraudulent or ignorant pretender.
There is more than one quackademic "working" in Congress.
by International Giant October 9, 2013
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