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



    BrE BrE//dɪˈlɪŋkwənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈlɪŋkwənt//
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  1. 1a young person who shows a tendency to commit crimes teenage delinquents see also juvenile delinquent
  2. 2(North American English, finance) a person who has failed to pay money that is owed credit deliquents