good-for-nothing

adjective

good-for-noth·​ing ˈgu̇d-fər-ˌnə-thiŋ How to pronounce good-for-nothing (audio)
: of no use or value
good-for-nothing noun

Word History

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of good-for-nothing was in 1533

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“Good-for-nothing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/good-for-nothing. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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