no-ac·​count ˈnō-ə-ˈkau̇nt How to pronounce no-account (audio)
: of no importance : trifling
: not amounting to anything : shiftless
her no-account son
no-account noun

Examples of no-account in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, the no-account crew that hangs around him — hangers-on is a better way to describe them — can get in the way of even his best intentions. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of no-account was in 1845

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“No-account.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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