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ne'er-do-well (n.)

"one who is good for nothing," 1737, Scottish and northern English dialect, from contraction of phrase never do well. The adjective is first recorded 1773.

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Definitions of ne'er-do-well from WordNet

ne'er-do-well (n.)
an idle worthless person;
Synonyms: goldbrick / goof-off / good-for-nothing / no-account / good-for-naught
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