- worthless; good-for-nothing; trifling.
- a worthless person; good-for-nothing.
Origin of no-account
Examples from the Web for no-account
"You'd better stay over there, you no-account Lothario," Hetty growled.Make Mine Homogenized
When he was a boy, he seemed to be a no-account sort of a duck, some like you.Peck's Uncle Ike and The Red Headed Boy
George W. Peck
Can't a low-down, no-account man like me even laugh where there's happiness?The Long Chance
Peter B. Kyne
It was ever so: at the moment of triumph comes the fall, and the royal Queen becomes the no-account nursery child.Baby Jane's Mission</p>
But I suppose you're afraid the no-account Count won't figure his life is worth thirty thousand dollars.Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad</p>
Edith Van Dyne
- worthless; good-for-nothing
- a worthless person
Word Origin and History for no-account
"worthless," 1845, American English, literally "of no account" (see account (n.)). The phrase of non acompte "of no value or importance" is from late 14c. Contracted form no'count is attested from 1853.