ne'er-do-well


ne'er-do-well

noun

  1. an idle, worthless person; a person who is ineffectual, unsuccessful, or completely lacking in merit; good-for-nothing.

adjective

  1. worthless; ineffectual; good-for-nothing.

noun

  1. an improvident, irresponsible, or lazy person

adjective

  1. useless; worthlessyour ne’er-do-well schemes

n.“one who is good for nothing,” 1737, Scottish and northern English dialect, from contraction of phrase never do well. The adjective is first recorded 1773.

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