Definition of nogoodnik in English:

nogoodnik

(also nogoodnick, nogudnik)

noun

US
informal
  • A good-for-nothing; a villain, a petty criminal.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in S. J. Perelman (b. 1904), humorist. From no-good + -nik, perhaps ultimately after Russian negodnik a good-for-nothing.

Pronunciation

nogoodnik

/nəʊˈɡʊdnɪk/