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deadbeat dad

noun
1.
a father who neglects his responsibilities as a parent, esp. one who does not pay child support to his estranged wife.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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deadbeat dad

noun phrase

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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