Do-naught
Do-naught \Do"-naught`\, n. [Do + naught.] A lazy, good-for-nothing fellow. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • do-naught — doˈ naught, doˈ nought or doˈ nothˈing noun 1. A lazy or idle person 2. A fainéant (see ↑donnot) • • • Main Entry: ↑do * * * do naught see do nought …   Useful english dictionary

  • do-nought — doˈ naught, doˈ nought or doˈ nothˈing noun 1. A lazy or idle person 2. A fainéant (see ↑donnot) • • • Main Entry: ↑do …   Useful english dictionary

  • do-nothing — I noun person who does no work a lazy bum • Syn: ↑idler, ↑loafer, ↑layabout, ↑bum • Derivationally related forms: ↑bum (fo …   Useful english dictionary

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  • To set at naught — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all for naught — (all) for naught without achievement or result. Marge s time in jail wasn t all for naught – she earned a college degree while she was there. Usage notes: sometimes, in less formal use, nothing is substituted for naught: I would hate to think… …   New idioms dictionary

  • for naught — (all) for naught without achievement or result. Marge s time in jail wasn t all for naught – she earned a college degree while she was there. Usage notes: sometimes, in less formal use, nothing is substituted for naught: I would hate to think… …   New idioms dictionary

  • ne'er-do-well — noun an idle worthless person • Syn: ↑goldbrick, ↑goof off, ↑good for nothing, ↑no account, ↑good for naught • Derivationally related forms: ↑good for naught (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • To go to naught — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • good-for-naught — I noun an idle worthless person • Syn: ↑goldbrick, ↑goof off, ↑ne er do well, ↑good for nothing, ↑no account • Derivationally related forms: ↑good for nothing ( …   Useful english dictionary

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