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deadbeat dad


noun

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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Nearby words

dead-smooth, dead-smooth file, dead-stick landing, dead-tree, deadbeat, deadbeat dad, deadbolt, deadboy, deaden, deadening, deadeye

Origin of deadbeat dad

First recorded in 1975–80
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