German Purin, from Latin purus pure + New Latin uricus uric (from English uric) + German -in -ine First Known Use: 1898ということで、英語の pure、さらに urine ともつながりがある。道理で痛風を引き起こす尿酸と関係があるわけである。
(Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary)
- a lawyer or reporter who gets work by taking advantage of someone else's bad luck or accident without considering their feelings
An ambulance chaser contacted her the day she was injured and persuaded her to sue the city council for negligence.
(Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
- 1. lawyer benefiting from accidents: a lawyer who, in order to earn large fees, seeks out accident victims and encourages them to claim heavy damages ( slang disapproving )
2. overly aggressive lawyer: a lawyer considered to be overly aggressive and perhaps unethical ( slang )
(Encarta World English Dictionary)