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Ambulance Chaser

Definition of the noun ambulance chaser

What does ambulance chaser mean as a name of something?


  1. an unethical lawyer who incites accident victims to sue
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: attorney / lawyer = a professional person authorized to practice law

Alternative definition of the noun ambulance chaser


  1. [derogatory] An unethical attorney who solicits business at the scenes of accidents or in hospitals, in exchange for a percentage of the damages that will be recovered in the case.
  2. [context: by extension] An attorney who engages in unethical behavior.
  3. [derogatory] An unethical funeral director or person who engages in the unlicensed sale of preneeds or other services to those who do not yet need them in an attempt to increase business.


"Ambulance Chaser" a.k.a. "The Nuisance" is a 1933 comedy drama romance film directed by Jack Conway.


"Ambulance Chaser" is a musical single of Melys.

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Ambulance Chaser a.k.a. Lawyer: A lawyer is a person who practices law, as an attorney, counsel or solicitor. Law is the system of rules of conduct established by the sovereign government of a society to correct wrongs, maintain the stability of political and social authority, and deliver justice. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who hire lawyers to perform legal services.

  • also known as Counsel, Attorney, Barrister, Solicitor, international lawyer

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ambulance Chaser

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Google previewThe Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary (2015)

Quick Reference by Stephen Michael Sheppard

AMBULANCE CHASER See: LAWYER, AMBULANCE CHASER. AMBULATORY Capable of movement or alteration. AMBUSH To assault a person by ...

Google previewDictionary of Contemporary Slang (2009)

by Tony Thorne

ambulance chaser n a lawyer, literally one who specialises in claiming on behalf of accident victims. The phrase is also applied, facetiously or ...

Google previewUrban Dictionary (2009)

Fularious Street Slang Defined by, Aaron Peckham

ambulance chaser Derogatory description for a personal injury lawyer who specifically seeks out clients for tripping and slipping cases against big companies. Certainly in the U.S., this is ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

US, 1977 ambulance chaser noun a disreputable solicitor, especially one who arrives or has an agent arrive at the scene of a disaster to seek clients from among the victims; in UK usage since ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

6, 1977 ambulance chaser. noun. a disreputable solicitor, especially one who arrives or has an agent arrive at the scene of a disaster to seek clients from ...

Google previewMcGraw-Hill's Super-Mini American Idioms Dictionary, 2e (2007)

by Richard Spears

alphabet soup ambulance chaser Inf. a lawyer who hurries to the scene of an accident to try to get business from injured persons. The insur- ance companies are cracking down on ambulance chasers. *American as apple pie ...

Google previewGarner's Dictionary of Legal Usage (2011)

by Bryan A. Garner

ambulance chaser: (19th–21st c.) a lawyer who solicits business from accident victims at ...

Google previewPocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus (2010)

by Oxford University Press

informal mouthpiece, legal eagle; informal, disapproving ambulance chaser, synonyms attorney, attorney-at-law, counsel, shyster. lax /laks/ adj. 1 not strict, severe, or careful enough. 2 (of limbs or muscles) relaxed. sloppy, slapdash, offhand ...

Google previewGilbert Pocket Size Law Dictionary 3d (2014)

by Publishers Editorial Staff

ambulance chaser A person who pursues ...

Google previewNTC's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions (2000)

by Richard Spears

ambulance chaser 1. and chaser ...

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The difference between me and them is that I'll look at Jesse Jackson and I'll see four Jesse Jacksons, and they'll just see one, the clown ambulance chaser. (Chris Matthews)
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