[ adjective noh-good; noun noh-good ]
/ adjective ˈnoʊˈgʊd; noun ˈnoʊˌgʊd /
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lacking worth or merit; useless; bad: This no-good faucet never did work properly. Her no-good brother sold me the car.


a person or thing that is worthless or undependable.



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Origin of no-good

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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Idioms and Phrases with no-good

no good

Unsatisfactory, inadequate; also, no use. For example, This work is no good; it'll have to be done over, or It's no good complaining since there's nothing we can do, or I tried to appeal to his sense of generosity, but it did no good. [Mid-1800s] Also see come to an end (to no good), def. 2; do any (no) good.

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