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Sunday Word: Snollygoster

snol·ly·gos·ter [snŏl′ē-gästə(r)]:
origin: [1900's] Pennsylvania Dutch → High German; snallygaster= mythical creature that attacks poultry and children.

A person more interested in personal gain than the cause or principles they claim to represent -- an amoral person using shrewdness to gain trust; a con man.

Tags: dutch, german, noun, s, wordsmith: theidolhands

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