a father who neglects his responsibilities as a parent, esp. one who does not pay child support to his estranged wife.
The Art Of The Dad JokeDad Jokes - those corny quips that will automatically make your eyes roll (accompanying groan optional). Dad Jokes are often puns that are met with regret.
Origin of deadbeat dad
First recorded in 1975–80
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