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1. adjective Totally worthless; lazy, untrustworthy, or incorrigible; good-for-nothing. (Short for "no-account.") That no-count son-in-law of mine has gotten himself arrested for public drunkenness again. That's the third time in as many months!
2. noun A worthless, lazy, or incorrigible person; a ne'er-do-well. It grieves me each time my son comes home with a new no-count of a boyfriend, but it's not for me to choose whom he dates.
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Although not as important in the literary reconstruction of spoken dialect as grammar, such lexical items as killer-diller, killer, hussie, no-count, doodly-squat, and hootchie-kootchie man were popular during that era.
Annie Eliza considers Scoop "a no-count person," although he became her son Jeremiah's surrogate father while alive and his economic sponsor after death.