noun shy·ster \ˈshīs-tər\

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

Full Definition of SHYSTER

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

Origin of SHYSTER

probably from German Scheisser, literally, defecator
First Known Use: 1844

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

Rhymes with SHYSTER


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