nichtsnutzig etymology

German word nichtsnutzig comes from German -ig, German Nichtsnutz

Detailed word origin of nichtsnutzig

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ig German (deu) -y; ; forms adjectives from nouns. Forms adjectives from adverbs. Forms adjectives from verbs, well doing.
Nichtsnutz German (deu) (pejorative, derogatory) goof-off, no good, wastrel, spalpeen, nogoodnik, ne'er-do-well (a person who is useless and good for nothing).
nichtsnutzig German (deu) Useless, worthless, good-for-nothing.