no-good

no-good

[adj. noh-good; n. noh-good] Informal.
adjective
1.
lacking worth or merit; useless; bad: This no-good faucet never did work properly. Her no-good brother sold me the car.
noun
2.
a person or thing that is worthless or undependable.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism

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Word Origin & History

no-good
1908, from phrase no good "good for nothing." As a noun, first recorded 1924; variant no-goodnik (see -nik) first attested 1960.
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Slang Dictionary

no-good definition


  1. n.
    a worthless person. : Tell that no-good to leave.
  2. mod.
    worthless; bad. : I have never heard of such a no-good car dealership before.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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