Definition of Snake oil:
A concoction that uses exotic ingredients to form a homemade remedy for certain illnesses. These mixtures are thought to be useless by the medical community and often result in no physical improvement, but have caused individuals to believe they have been healed. The gypsy gave the ailing man some snake oil that would supposedly heal his terminal cancer..
A substance with no real medicinal value sold as a remedy for all diseases.
Meaning of Snake oil & Snake oil Definition