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snollygoster

[snol-ee-gos-ter] /ˈsnɒl iˌgɒs tər/
noun, Slang.
1.
a clever, unscrupulous person.
Origin of snollygoster
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; origin uncertain
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1846, American English slang, fanciful coinage.

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