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no-account (adj.)

"worthless," 1845, American English, literally "of no account" (see account (n.)). The phrase of non acompte "of no value or importance" is from late 14c. Contracted form no'count is attested from 1853.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of no-account from WordNet
1
no-account (n.)
an idle worthless person;
Synonyms: goldbrick / goof-off / ne'er-do-well / good-for-nothing / good-for-naught
2
no-account (adj.)
without merit; of little or no value or use;
Synonyms: good-for-nothing / good-for-naught / meritless / no-count / no-good / sorry
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