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English definition of “good-for-nothing”

good-for-nothing

noun [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-nothing

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌɡʊd.fəˈnʌθ.ɪŋ/ us    /-fɚ-/
not helpful or useful: They're all good-for-nothing layabouts.
(Definition of good-for-nothing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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