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Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of no-mark in English:


British informal
An unimportant, unsuccessful, or worthless person: a bunch of glue-sniffing no-marks with underfed dogs on strings
More example sentences
  • You had to drag in this bunch of no-marks to make up the numbers!
  • Sheridan was never going to do to him what he did to the Aussie no-mark the week before.
  • Whole Wide World is one of the first songs a bunch of scruffy young teenage no-marks ever played in public, down in Lower Salthill.


1980s: perhaps from the idea of performing badly at school.

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