- a person who defaults or fails to fulfill an obligation, especially a legal or financial one.
- British. a soldier convicted by court-martial.
Origin of defaulter
Related Words for defaulterdefaulter, borrower, debtor, offender, hoodlum, felon, wrongdoer, lawbreaker, disappointment, account, bankrupt, deadbeat, risk, welsher, mortgagor, malefactor, reprobate, culprit, miscreant, desperado
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Historical Examples of defaulter
Of course not; I am myself a defaulter in having told the matter to you.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
There, muffled closely, is the wife of a defaulter, who was caught in the act.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York
Lemuel Ely Quigg
For who could tell the name of a defaulter at the station, but Mrs. Darcy?My New Curate
My brother is a defaulter in the —— Bank, of which he was president.Jessie Carlton
I will not have my daughter's name connected with that of a defaulter.The Celebrity, Complete
- a person who defaults
- mainly British a person, esp a soldier, who has broken the disciplinary code of his service