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"unscrupulous lawyer," 1843, U.S. slang, probably altered from German Scheisser "incompetent worthless person," from Scheisse "shit" (n.), from Old High German skizzan "to defecate" (see shit (v.)).
: that were into them for shylock money and couldn't make the payments (1980s+)noun
: the shylocking that went with it as hot dogs go with baseball/ numbers games, shylocking, and other illegal operations (1930+)
[fr the character in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice]