Pronounced: PIE-ler, adj

Notes: I didn’t know this word, but after seeing the definition, I should have known it

Yesterday’s word

The word bankster is “a banker who engages in dishonest or illegal behavior.

First usage

Our word came into English in the late 1800s

Background / Comments

I have previously posted entries for poetaster and philosophaster. As in those words, the -ster suffix means something derogatory. It is thought that our word is combination of banker and gangster.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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