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ambulance chaser Line breaks: am¦bu|lance chaser

Definition of ambulance chaser in English:


derogatory, chiefly North American
A lawyer who specializes in bringing cases seeking damages for personal injury.
Example sentences
  • Can he be characterized as a greedy ambulance-chaser who is single-handedly responsible for runaway lawsuits?
  • Just to show we are not the cold-hearted, ambulance-chasers of popular myth we have brought you some good news this week.
  • So I have been somewhat irked to find myself being bedeviled with calls from so-called endowment ambulance-chasers.


Late 19th century: from the reputation gained by certain lawyers for attending accidents and encouraging victims to sue.

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