Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
"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]