shyster

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noun shy·ster \ˈshī-stər\

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


SHYSTER Defined for English Language Learners

shyster

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noun shy·ster \ˈshī-stər\

Definition of shyster for English Language Learners

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

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