jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Thu Apr 17 15:02:35 UTC 2003
I looked-up shyster in my handy Websters New
Collegiate (1977). It gives the etymology as from Mr.
Scheuster, an attorney frequently rebuked in a New
York court for pettifoggery. Any credence to that?
In this dictionary, 'shyster immediately follows
shylock; if this is common in most dictionaries, it
probably reinforces an association between the two
words. (The etymology for shylock identifies
Shakespeare's Shylock as an usurer, not a lawyer.)
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