no-account

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no-account (comparative more no-account, superlative most no-account)

  1. (US, colloquial) Of no value or merit; good-for-nothing; of no account.
    • 1898, Joel Chandler Harris, Tales of the Home Folks in Peace and War, page 48
      "There are ten or fifteen hound-dogs around the yard, and they are actually too no-account to scratch the fleas off."
    • 2001, Charles De Lint, The Onion Girl, page 274
      "Well, I'm sorry to have had to be the one to give you the bad news," he says.
      What bad news would that be? I'm wondering. That's just one more no-account Carter for me not to have to think on.
    • 2004, John Horne Burns, Paul Fussell, The Gallery, page 124
      You see, corporal, the human race is getting worse all the time. Each year we know less than we did in the preceding. We're more no-account now than we were five hundred years ago.