good-for-nothing Meaning in Cambridge English Dictionary
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good-for-nothingnoun [C]

uk   /ˌɡʊd.fəˈnʌθ.ɪŋ/  us   /-fɚ-/ informal
a person who is lazy and not helpful or useful: She told him he was a lazy good-for-nothing and should get a job.

good-for-nothingadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌɡʊd.fəˈnʌθ.ɪŋ/  us   /-fɚ-/
not helpful or useful: They're all good-for-nothing layabouts.
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…
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