no-goodnik


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no-good•nik

(ˈnoʊˈgʊd nɪk)

n. Slang.
a no-good person.
[1940–45]
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Meanwhile, Mery is pregnant by the no-goodnik son of their sleaze-ball landlord, and mama, unaware, is pushing her to marry a local shutter contractor.
In other words, Medea murders not because her no-goodnik husband spurns her, but, more broadly, because "in a society that doesn't allow wholeness for women, perverted acts take place.
This segment introduces us to Frank Fowler, a handsome, engaging, promising young architecture student appealingly played by Nick Stahl; his parents, a doctor (Tom Wilkinson) and a music teacher (Sissy Spacek); his girlfriend, Natalie (Marisa Tomei), a slightly older woman with two young boys from a former marriage; and her ex-husband, a threatening no-goodnik who happens to be the scion of the town's wealthiest family, owners of the local fishery.
who, let's face it, was spot-on in his assessment of his no-goodnik son.
In 141 Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Catchy, the Jewish no-goodnik Meyer Wolfsheim is introduced at a tony restaurant with the following description: "A succulent hash arrived and Ms.
Pre-title sequence shows Frank (Richard Anconina) deep in conversation at a Paris strip club with Little Claude (Jean-Louis Tribes), a no-goodnik who admits that, for the first time in his life, he's truly hooked on a (nameless) woman -- a classy number with a distinctive rose tattoo.
Indeed, Ivanov, who careens languidly between debt collectors he can't pay, a dying wife he has stopped loving and a young woman with a rescue fixation whose ardor he inadvertently trips, is a pathetic no-goodnik.
Each man is an extremely powerful no-goodnik operating under a facade of respectability, and their negotiations are a delectable blend of carefully chosen words that will determine the future of millions of dollars and several lives -- Jimmy's in particular.