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noun as in ambulance chaser

noun as in caviler

noun as in shyster

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Now, which was the best pedigree, that of the son of the pastry-cook, or that of the son of the pettifogger?

Thinking it well beneath me to measure words with this knavish pettifogger, I looked beyond him and spoke to his master.

A happy thought suggested itself—one worthy of the unscrupulous theological pettifogger that he is.

Pettifogger, pet′i-fog-ėr, n. a lawyer who practises only in paltry cases.

Anything can be proved by two false witnesses—thinks the pettifogger.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pettifogger, such as: attorney, lawyer, legal eagle, shyster, and unethical attorney.

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