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Definition of "good-for-nothing" [good-for-nothing]

  • A person of little worth or usefulness. (noun)
  • Having little worth; useless. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "good-for-nothing" in a sentence
  • "“Stop hanging around your good-for-nothing half-brother and that scheming bitch from Idaho.”"
  • "Baffles me that these good-for-nothing jerks actually get away with all this nonsense."
  • "Young Melanie scores in her feature debut as the teenage temptress, and look for James Woods in an early role as Delly's good-for-nothing boyfriend."