deadbeat dad


noun

a father who neglects his responsibilities as a parent, esp. one who does not pay child support to his estranged wife.

Nearby words

  1. dead-smooth,
  2. dead-smooth file,
  3. dead-stick landing,
  4. dead-tree,
  5. deadbeat,
  6. deadbolt,
  7. deadboy,
  8. deaden,
  9. deadening,
  10. deadeye

Origin of deadbeat dad

First recorded in 1975–80

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