no-good

adjective
\ ˈnō-ˈgu̇d How to pronounce no-good (audio) \

Definition of no-good

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having no worth, virtue, use, or chance of success a no-good scoundrel

no-good

noun
\ ˈnō-ˌgu̇d How to pronounce no-good (audio) \

Definition of no-good (Entry 2 of 2)

: a no-good person or thing

First Known Use of no-good

Adjective

1904, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1871, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About no-good

Time Traveler for no-good

Time Traveler

The first known use of no-good was in 1871

See more words from the same year

Statistics for no-good

Cite this Entry

“No-good.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no-good. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for no-good

no-good

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of no-good

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal : having no worth, use, or chance of success

no-good

noun

English Language Learners Definition of no-good (Entry 2 of 2)

US, informal : a bad or useless person

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!