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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deadbeat mean? 

  The noun DEADBEAT has 1 sense:

1. someone who fails to meet a financial obligation

  Familiarity information: DEADBEAT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Someone who fails to meet a financial obligation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


deadbeat; defaulter

Hypernyms ("deadbeat" is a kind of...):

debitor; debtor (a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deadbeat"):

deadbeat dad (a father who defaults on his obligation to provide financial support for his offspring)

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