shyster

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The origin is mostly likely from German Scheißer (incompetent worthless person), from scheißen (to defecate), probably influenced by -ster

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shyster (plural shysters)

  1. Someone who acts in a disreputable, unethical, or unscrupulous way, especially in the practice of law and politics.
    Polly (to security guard, referring to Dr. Feingarten): Are you going to let that shyster in there?
    Dr. Feingarten: I could sue you, Polly. A shyster is a disreputable lawyer. I'm a quack.
    - From the motion picture SOB

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  • shyster at OneLook Dictionary Search

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