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Related to snollygoster: compelling, meant, spruik, commencing
One, especially a politician, who is guided by personal advantage rather than by consistent, respectable principles.
[Perhaps alteration of snallygaster, a mythical beast said to prey on poultry and children, perhaps from Pennsylvania Dutch schnelle geeschter : Middle High German snēl, quick (from Old High German) + Middle High German geist, spirit (from Old High German).]
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) slang US a politician who cares more for personal gain than serving the people