Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “good-for-nothing”

See all translations

good-for-nothing

noun [C] /ˈɡʊd·fərˈnʌθ·ɪŋ/
a person who is thought of as worthless: She’s a lazy good-for-nothing.
Translations of “good-for-nothing”
in Korean 쓸모 없는…
in Arabic شَخص لا فائدة مِنه…
in Portuguese inútil, imprestável…
in Catalan inútil…
in Japanese 役に立たない, 能なしの…
in Italian buono a nulla…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無用之人, 廢物, 窩囊廢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 无用之人, 废物, 窝囊废…
(Definition of good-for-nothing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “good-for-nothing” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More