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ne'er-do-wells

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an idle worthless person
  • the local ne'er-do-wells seem to hang out on the street corners at all hours of the day and night

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“Ne'er-do-wells.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ne%27er-do-wells. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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