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Friday, October 11, 2013

Definitions for snollygoster

  1. Slang. a clever, unscrupulous person.

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Citations for snollygoster
A snollygoster is a shyster, and not, as President Truman thought, a man born out of wedlock… Anthony Burgess, Homage to Qwert Yuiop, 1986
"...But you wouldn't be advised, would you, you chuckleheaded old snollygoster!" William Kelley, The Tyree, 1979
Origin of snollygoster
1855-1860
This American English slang term, which entered English in the mid-1800s, is of unknown origin.