Definition of Snollygoster

1. Noun. (slang obsolete) A shrewd person not guided by principles, especially a politician. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snollygoster

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Snollygoster

snoeks
snoezelen
snoff
snoffs
snog
snogfest
snogfests
snogged
snogger
snogging
snogs
snoke
snoked
snokes
snoking
snollygoster (current term)
snollygosters
snood
snooded
snooding
snoods
snoof
snook
snooked
snooker
snooker table
snookered
snookering
snookers
snooking

Literary usage of Snollygoster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Indiana Magazine of History by Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Library (1905)
"Anyone who has noted the advent of '"snollygoster" in the present generation, or has read Longstreet's elucidation of "fescue," ..."

2. Indiana Historical Society Publications by Indiana Historical Society (1911)
"They hindered rather than helped each other. The "snollygoster" from "Big Injun Creek," who had carried water for the thirsty camels and elephants until ..."

3. Voigtländer and I in Pursuit of Shadow Catching: A Story of Fifty-two Years by James Fitzallen Ryder (1902)
"In this list the names of members of the snollygoster Club of Camp Gilbert will be recognized by old citizens. Next to Geer's on the north was George ..."

4. Indiana Historical Society Publications by Indiana Historical Society (1907)
"Anyone who has noted the advent of "snollygoster" in the present generation, or has read Longstreet's elucidation of "fescue," "abis- selfa," and ..."

5. The Diary of an Old Lawyer, Or, Scenes Behind the Curtain by John Hallum (1895)
"I innocently bluffed up against the "snollygoster in politics." My defeat was compassed by one of the most unscrupulous politicians Tennessee ever knew. ..."

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