Definition of ambulance chaser noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


ambulance chaser

BrE BrE//ˈæmbjələns tʃeɪsə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæmbjələns tʃeɪsər//
(informal, disapproving, especially North American English)
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a lawyer who earns money by encouraging people who have been in an accident to make claims in court Word Originlate 19th cent.: from the reputation gained by certain lawyers for attending accidents and encouraging victims to sue.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ambulance chaser