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1) shyster. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...from Middle High German schzen, from Old High German skzzan. See skei- in Appendix I.shyster·ism -NOUN Calling someone a shyster might be considered libellous; knowing...

2) shyster. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...The first syllable rhymes with dice. Both the noun (meaning an unscrupulous lawyer ) and the adjective (meaning characteristic of such cheats and their unethical...

3) 44063. Perelman, S.J. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:44063 QUOTATION:You bet I'm shy. I'm a shyster lawyer! ATTRIBUTION:S.J. Perelman, U.S. screenwriter, Arthur Sheekman, Will Johnstone, and Norman Z. McLeod....

4) 941. Knave. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...de Tormes; bad man [See Bad Man]; blackguard [See Bad Man]; barrator or barrater [law], shyster [U. S.]. TRAITOR, betrayer, archtraitor, conspirator, Judas, Catiline;...

5) 39193. Mencken, H.L. (Henry Lewis). The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...I was meanwhile laying in all the worldly wisdom of a police lieutenant, a bartender, a shyster lawyer, or a midwife. ATTRIBUTION:H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956),...

6) 968. Lawyer. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...cursitor [Eng. law]; writer, - to the signet; S.S.C.; limb of the law; pettifogger, shyster [U. S.]. BAR, legal profession, gentlemen of the long robe; junior -,...

7) Word History Notes Index. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
...scarce scold scuba séance seersucker senile serendipity shadow shambles sherbet short shrift shyster Singapore slave sleuth slivovitz smog soldier soothsayer Sophocles...

8) Chapter 4. Lewis, Sinclair. 1922. Babbitt
...was confusing but if you had it you were a High-class Realtor and if you hadn t you were a shyster, a piker, and a fly-by-night. These virtues awakened Confidence,...

9) Chapter 3. The Period of Growth. 4. Loan-Words and Non-English Influences. Mencken, H.L. 1921. The American Language
...clasp or buckle set with precious stones (=OF nouche), and even in that sense it is archaic. Shyster is very probably German also; Thornton has traced it back to...

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