noun Slang.

a clever, unscrupulous person.

Origin of snollygoster

First recorded in 1855–60; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for snollygoster

1846, American English slang, fanciful coinage.

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