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deadbeat dad

a father who neglects his responsibilities as a parent, esp. one who does not pay child support to his estranged wife.
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First recorded in 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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deadbeat dad

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A man who is delinquent in paying child support awards: The champion deadbeat dad of all owes over $500,000 (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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