good-for-nothing

good-for-nothing

[good-fer-nuhth-ing, -nuhth-]
adjective
1.
worthless; of no use.
noun
2.
a worthless or useless person.

Origin:
1705–15

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good-for-nothing
 
n
1.  an irresponsible or worthless person
 
adj
2.  irresponsible; worthless

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good-for-nothing definition


  1. mod.
    worthless. (Usually having to do with a person.) : Let's get rid of this good-for-nothing car right now.
  2. n.
    a worthless person. (Also a rude term of address.) : Tell the good-for-nothing to leave.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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