adjective Date: 1845 1. of no importance ; trifling 2. not amounting to anything ; shiftless <
her no-account relatives
no-account noun

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  • no-account — (adj.) worthless, 1845, American English, lit. of no account (see ACCOUNT (Cf. account) (n.)). The phrase of non acompte of no value or importance is from late 14c. Contracted form no count is attested from 1853 …   Etymology dictionary

  • no-account — no ac.count also no count adj [only before noun] AmE old fashioned informal a no account person does not achieve very much because they are so lazy ▪ a no account drifter who died of drink …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • no-account — ☆ no account [nō′ə kount΄ ] adj. Informal of no account; worthless; good for nothing n. a shiftless person …   English World dictionary

  • no-account — no ac,count adjective AMERICAN INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED a no account person is not worth anything …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • no-account — no′ account Informal. 1) inf worthless; good for nothing; trifling 2) inf a worthless person; good for nothing • Etymology: 1835–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • no-account — 1. mod. worthless; no good. □ Her uncle is a no account gambler. □ She is a no account part time dealer at the casino. 2. n. a worthless person. (Also a rude term of address.) □ Ask that no account to come over here and explain himself …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • no-account — adjective Of no value or merit; good for nothing; of no account. There are ten or fifteen hound dogs around the yard, and they are actually too no account to scratch the fleas off …   Wiktionary

  • no\ account — I. adj Of no importance. The lowly clerk s opinion is of no account in this matter. II. n. phr. A person of low social station. Fred was first considered a no account but he soon proved himself to be a person of great ability …   Словарь американских идиом

  • no-account — ADJ: usu ADJ n (disapproval) A no account person or thing is one that you consider worthless. [AM, INFORMAL] ...a mongrelized, no account place …   English dictionary

  • no account — Synonyms and related words: NG, cheap, featherweight, forceless, good for naught, good for nothing, impotent, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, junk, junky, lightweight, no good, not worth having, not worth mentioning, not worthwhile,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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