Definition of snollygoster
: a shrewd, unprincipled person <Truman and Acheson seasoned their correspondence with perceptive comments about the major figures of the day. Truman lamented that Dwight Eisenhower had given in to congressional “snollygosters”—unprincipled politicians. — Orme Wilson>
Origin and Etymology of snollygoster
probably alteration of snallygaster a mythical creature that preys on poultry and children
First Known Use: 1846
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