I. adjective Date: 1908 having no worth, virtue, use, or chance of success <
a no-good scoundrel
II. noun Date: 1924 a no-good person or thing

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  • no-good — adjective 1. without merit a sorry horse a sorry excuse a lazy no count, good for nothing goldbrick the car was a no good piece of junk • Syn: ↑good for nothing, ↑good for naught, ↑meritless, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • no-good — 1. n. a worthless person. □ Tell that no good to leave. □ The no good is ack again. 2. mod. worthless; bad. □ Get that no good jerk out of here! □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • no good — adjective a) worthless or of no merit That boys no good. Dont get involved with him! b) useless We tried pushing the car out of the mud but it was no good. See Also: no good …   Wiktionary

  • no good — {adj. phr.} Not satisfactory; not adequate; not approved. * / That s no good, I told him when he began to cry./ * /He was no good at arithmetic./ * /He tried appealing to the man s pride, but it did no good./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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