Home

Word Smith: Shyster

According to Webster shyster is a slang word for a loathsome person. A cheat, a scoundrel. The person is professionally unscrupulous, especially in the practice of law or politics. It can also be defined as a business person who deploys fraudulent, or deceptive sales tactics. A shyster is often a slick talker, who can “con their victims” out of things rightfully owed to them.

Another word for shyster is a pettifogger, which sounds like a low-down crook of some sort, who is known to brag, boast and bloviate.

Does this description sound like anyone you know? Just asking.

One thought on “Word Smith: Shyster

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s