- a clever, unscrupulous person.
Origin of snollygoster
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Upon looking back we saw that it was the giant negro, Snollygoster, who spoke.
As it was, he was more scared than hurt, and Snollygoster added another plume to his cap.
He next threw himself into the sea, out of the ports of the gun-room, but was rescued by Snollygoster.
1846, American English slang, fanciful coinage.