Definition of shyster noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shyster

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈʃaɪstə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃaɪstər//
 
(informal, especially North American English)
 
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a dishonest person, especially a lawyer Word Origin mid 19th cent.: said to be from Scheuster, the name of a lawyer whose behaviour provoked accusations of “scheuster” practices, perhaps reinforced by German Scheisser ‘worthless person’.
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