no-goodnik

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no-goodnik

A person who commits crimes, does bad things, or is generally immoral. I thought I could trust him, but that no-goodnik double-crossed me and made off with the money! The government agency is full of no-goodniks willing to bend the rules for a bribe.

no-goodnik

(noˈgʊdnɪk)
n. someone who is no good. (The nik is from Russian via Yiddish.) Tell the no-goodnik to leave quietly, or I will call the police.
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In all, Newman's portrait gallery of goodniks and not-so-goodniks consists of 36 "heroes" and 26 "mavericks," a total of 62 people.