nogoodnik

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From no good +‎ -nik. Likely influenced by, evolved from, or borrowed directly into Yiddish from the Russian негодник (negodnik, worthless person, reprobate, ne'er-do-well))[1]

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nogoodnik (plural nogoodniks)

  1. A ne'er-do-well; an individual who is no good.
    • 1984, Martin Amis, Money, Vintage 2005, p. 182:
      Lorne's role was that of Gary, the nogoodnik father.

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