noun Date: 1936 no-good, lowlife

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  • no-goodnik — [no”gudmk] n. someone who is no good. (The nik is from Russian via Yiddish.) □ That no goodnik is pestering me again. □ Tell the no goodnik to leave quietly, or I will call the police …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • no-goodnik — nogoodnik o good nik, no goodnik o good nik . A worthless, disreputable, or malicious person. [slang] Syn: good for nothing. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • no-goodnik — no good•nik [[t]ˈnoʊˈgʊd nɪk[/t]] n. Slang. cvb sts a no good person • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • no-goodnik — no good·nik …   English syllables

  • no-goodnik — ¦ ̷ ̷ ˈgu̇dnik noun ( s) Etymology: no good + nik (herein) : a person without virtue, honor, or morals : lowlife * * * /noh good nik/, n. Slang. a no good person. Also, nogoodnik. [1940 45, Amer.; NO GOOD + NI …   Useful english dictionary

  • no-goodnik — /noh good nik/, n. Slang. a no good person. Also, nogoodnik. [1940 45, Amer.; NO GOOD + NIK] * * * …   Universalium

  • no-good — (adj.) 1908, from phrase no good good for nothing. As a noun, first recorded 1924; variant no goodnik (see NIK (Cf. nik)) first attested 1960 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • -nik — The English suffix nik is of Slavic origin. It approximately corresponds to the suffix er and nearly always denotes an agent noun (that is, it describes a person related to the thing, state, habit, or action described by the word to which the… …   Wikipedia

  • -nik — (n[i^]k) suff. [Yiddish, fr. Slavik suffix nik indicating a person.] A suffix attached to other words indicating a person with certain characteristics or associated with a certain group or behavior; as, beatnik, kibbutznik; it is sometimes used… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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