Definition of thaveless in English:

thaveless

(also thieveless)

adjective

Northern Irish, Scottish
  • Ineffectual or feeble.

    ‘you're the most thaveless man in creation’
    • ‘He says you love this flying about, you thaveless cad!’
    • ‘"Yon thaveless hussy is clean out of her mind," said Betty.’
    • ‘He's nothing but a thaveless clat.’
    • ‘She's got four weans and a thaveless gawm of a father.’
    • ‘She was thaveless—without question, the world champion at cutting her knees, knocking things over, and crying her eyes out.’

Origin

Early 18th century: perhaps an alternation of thewless ‘without energy’.

Pronunciation

thaveless

/ˈθeɪvləs/