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shyster

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noun shy·ster \ˈshīs-tər\

Simple Definition of shyster

  • : a dishonest person; especially : a dishonest lawyer or politician

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shyster

  1. :  a person who is professionally unscrupulous especially in the practice of law or politics :  pettifogger

Origin and Etymology of shyster

probably from German Scheisser, literally, defecator


First Known Use: 1844

Rhymes with shyster


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