On her application for asylum she listened to shyster legal counsel.
Of the shyster, it is only known (by a newspaper paragraph) that he returned somehow to San Francisco and died in the hospital.
shyster is very probably German also; Thornton has traced it back to the 50's.
"She's not to blame because her mother drinks, and her father's a shyster," said Ruth earnestly and strongly.
A lawyer, doing a thing of this character, is denominated a 518 shyster.
Did you ever know a shyster to pad his library with Congressional reports?
He performs religious duties on Sunday and is a shyster on Monday.
With all that he was approaching forty a shyster lawyer, living on the blackmail he shared with the police.
"I guess he's a shyster by nature, that fellow," interposed Jowett.
Long before I was awake, the shyster had disappeared, leaving his bill unpaid.
"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.)).
[origin unknown and hotly disputed; perhaps fr the name of a Mr Sheuster, a New York City lawyer of the early 1800s; perhaps fr German Scheisse, ''shit,'' or Scheisser, ''shitter,'' by way of anglicized forms shice and shicer attested fr the mid-1800s, with the addition of the agentive suffix -ster; perhaps because prisoners were said and advised to fight shy of, ''avoid,'' lawyers who frequented jails, esp the Tombs in New York City; perhaps fr earlier sense of shy, ''disreputable, not quite honest,'' and -ster]