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Definition of "ne'er-do-weel" [ne'er-do-weel]

  • A Scotch form of ne'er-do-well. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "ne'er-do-weel" in a sentence
  • "Along with copious quantities of cat pee, since some furry ne'er-do-weel has apparently decided this was an alternate litter box, sans litter."
  • "Captain Stephen was a ne'er-do-weel, apparently, and had drained his benevolent brother of hundreds and thousands; forced him to fly from fashionable life and live quietly in this retreat."
  • "Washington Irving has made us so familiar, the ne'er-do-weel Rip wanders off into the Kaatskill Mountains with his dog and gun in order to escape from his wife's scolding tongue."
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