from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang One, especially a politician, who is guided by personal advantage rather than by consistent, respectable principles.
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- n. A shrewd person not guided by principles, especially a politician.
LEVIN: See you, A.J. ANDERSON: Question for you: When was the last time you used the word "snollygoster."
"I suspect that what really irritated the Labour representative is that I called for him to publish his expenses so that all Gloucester voters could see that he isn't a snollygoster (a