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Noun: ne'er-do-well  'nehr-doo,wel
  1. An idle worthless person
    - goldbrick [N. Amer], goof-off [N. Amer], good-for-nothing, no-account, good-for-naught

Derived forms: ne'er-do-wells

Type of: bum [N. Amer], do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer

Encyclopedia: Ne'er-do-well