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shyster (noun) a dishonest person, especially a lawyer.
A shyster is a dishonest person, especially a lawyer not practicing law in a professional manner, but using unethical methods to earn money. A shyster cheats, lies, forges, and does such other things.
- Though he had the qualifications of a lawyer, he knew very little law. So he became a shyster. He used all kinds of dishonest methods to earn money, and they were all against the principles of the legal profession.
- A shyster fright from the start of his career, he always tried to win cases, by bribing the members of the jury or by influencing the judges.