Pronounced: FOH-mite, noun
Notes: A word I don’t know, but with an interesting background
The word snollygoster is “a shrewd, unprincipled person”
This word goes back to the mid-1800s
Background / Comments
This is kind of a fun word to say; I may start using it for other drivers that do stupid things… “You snollygoster!” sounds fun. The origin is uncertain; however, some think it is a altered spelling of snallygaster, a mythical creature that preys on poultry and children, of Pennsylvania Dutch origin from schnelle geeschter, which in turn comes from German schnell (quick) and Geist (spirit).