Definitions for shysterˈʃaɪ stər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a lawyer who uses unprofessional or questionable methods.
a person who gets along by petty, sharp practices.
Origin of shyster:
1835–45, Amer.; prob. < G Scheisser, lit., defecator
a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods
Someone who acts in a disreputable, unethical, or unscrupulous way, especially in the practice of law and politics.
Origin: The origin is mostly likely from Scheißer, from scheißen, probably influenced by -ster
a trickish knave; one who carries on any business, especially legal business, in a mean and dishonest way
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