Definition of good-for-naught in English:

good-for-naught

noun

depreciative, archaic, derogatory
  • Good-for-nothing.

adjective

depreciative, archaic, derogatory
  • Good-for-nothing.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in David Garrick (1717–1779), actor and playwright. From good + for + naught.

Pronunciation

good-for-naught

/ˈɡʊdfəˌnɔːt/