good-for-nothing

[goo d-fer-nuhth-ing, -nuhth-]

adjective

worthless; of no use.

noun

a worthless or useless person.

Nearby words

  1. good will,
  2. good word,
  3. good works,
  4. good-bye,
  5. good-fellowship,
  6. good-hearted,
  7. good-humored,
  8. good-humoured,
  9. good-king-henry,
  10. good-looker

Origin of good-for-nothing

First recorded in 1705–15

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British Dictionary definitions for good-for-nothing

good-for-nothing

noun

an irresponsible or worthless person

adjective

irresponsible; worthless
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