Other Word Forms of Snollygoster
Origin of Snollygoster
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)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
19th-century American English. Possibly from snallygaster, a mythical beast that preys on poultry and children, possibly from Pennsylvania German schnelle geeschter, from German schnell, quick + geist, spirit.
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