Origin of good-for-nothing
Examples from the Web for good-for-nothing
The kid says, "That guide book is written by a bunch of lazy, good-for-nothing Indian beggars."
But the good-for-nothing Beggarmen who were on the ship cried out at this.
His reputation is that of a lazy, good-for-nothing, disreputable dead beat and loafer.Analyzing Character|Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
Because it is as much his fault as mine, that I have become a good-for-nothing loafer.The Wandering Jew, Complete|Eugene Sue
Nought stirring save a stealthy, profligate, good-for-nothing cat, flitting fine through yon area bars.What Will He Do With It, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Then the good-for-nothing arose, took the felt and laid a piece on the neck of each soldier, and the army was restored to life.Georgian Folk Tales|Unknown