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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Someone who fails to meet a financial obligation.

Usage examples (34)
  • From where I sit, a deadbeat is a deadbeat, regardless of color or education.
  • "What frustrates me is that the word deadbeat Dad is so dismissive," he explains, when asked what he wants others to know.
  • "I've been called a deadbeat, and I want it taken back," he said.
  • Congressional Campaign Committee, where they picked up the phone to call their deadbeat for more
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  • You would be "dead beat" (exhausted) if you had to carry the load for a "deadbeat" (a moocher; a loafer) in your office.
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