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Posted by Barny on March 18, 2000

In Reply to: Ne're-do-well posted by Bruce Kahl on March 18, 2000

: The term "ne're-do-well" is a contraction of "never do well".
: The term is used to describe a person with perceived negative aspects.
Or, to use the vernacular, a 'bum'.