American English

Definition of deadbeat noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    jump to other results
  1. 1a lazy person; a person with no job and no money, who is not part of normal society
  2. 2a person or company that tries to avoid paying their debts
  3. 3(also deadbeat dad) a father who does not live with his children and does not pay their mother any money to take care of them
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: deadbeat