no-account

[ noh-uh-kount ]
/ ˈnoʊ əˌkaʊnt /
Informal.

adjective

worthless; good-for-nothing; trifling.

noun

a worthless person; good-for-nothing.

Nearby words

  1. no use crying over spilt milk,
  2. no use, it's,
  3. no way,
  4. no wonder,
  5. no',
  6. no-ball,
  7. no-bill,
  8. no-brainer,
  9. no-cal,
  10. no-claims bonus

Also no-count.

Origin of no-account

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

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British Dictionary definitions for no-account

no-account

adjective

worthless; good-for-nothing

noun

a worthless person
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Word Origin and History for no-account

no-account

adj.

"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.

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