Definitions for shysterˈʃaɪ stər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shy•sterˈʃaɪ stər(n.)

  1. a lawyer who uses unprofessional or questionable methods.

  2. a person who gets along by petty, sharp practices.

Origin of shyster:

1835–45, Amer.; prob. < G Scheisser, lit., defecator

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shyster, pettifogger(noun)

    a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods

Wiktionary

  1. shyster(Noun)

    Someone who acts in a disreputable, unethical, or unscrupulous way, especially in the practice of law and politics.

  2. Origin: The origin is mostly likely from Scheißer, from scheißen, probably influenced by -ster

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shyster(noun)

    a trickish knave; one who carries on any business, especially legal business, in a mean and dishonest way

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