Definition of deadbeat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdedbiːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdedbiːt//
    (informal) Lazy
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  1. 1(especially North American English) a lazy person; a person with no job and no money, who is not part of normal society See related entries: Lazy
  2. 2(North American English) a person or company that tries to avoid paying their debts See related entries: Lazy
  3. 3(also deadbeat dad) (North American English) a father who does not live with his children and does not pay their mother any money to take care of them See related entries: Lazy
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deadbeat