ne'er–do–well

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noun \ˈner-du̇-ˌwel\

Definition of ne'er–do–well

  1. :  an idle worthless person

ne'er–do–well

adjective

1736

First Known Use of ne'er–do–well

1736


NE'ER–DO–WELL Defined for English Language Learners

ne'er–do–well

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noun \ˈner-du̇-ˌwel\

Definition of ne'er–do–well for English Language Learners

  • : a lazy and worthless person


NE'ER–DO–WELL Defined for Kids

ne'er–do–well

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noun \ˈner-du̇-ˌwel\

Definition of ne'er–do–well for Students

  1. :  a worthless person who will not work

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