deadbeat deadbeat  /ˈdɛd ˌbit/


  • (n) someone who fails to meet a financial obligation


  1. Rather, a portrait emerges of a deadbeat dad with psychological problems who couldn't hold down a job, abused his daughters and parents and didn't pay child support.
  2. Two-and-a-half millenniums of adoration and mythology have obscured the unflattering fact that the Buddha was a deadbeat dad.
  3. He quickly abolished a host of workplace conventions, and clamped down on deadbeat borrowers.


  1. Wireless Pricing Clues Us Into The Downfall Of Wintel And The Rise Of Google-tel?

    I received several letters in response to my  Deadbeat Carrier Series . Here are a few, along with my responses to them. Reggie, I found what I think are some flaws in your carrier monthly cost numbers in your "Deadbeat Carriers Compete" blog posting. First the biggest flaw is that the $70 T-Mobile plan does NOT include unlimited hot spot service. It only includes 500mb of hot spot service. You ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Deadbeat dad has 22 kids with 14 women, sued for child support

    KRISTEN BUTLER, Deadbeat dad has 22 kids with 14 women, and Tennessee pays $7,000 per month. "I was young and ambitious."
    on June 7, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. "It's hard when you have what I call a deadbeat owner that doesn't come to the racetrack," Harvick told reporters during a stop at Richard Childress Racing.
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Kevin Harvick Source: In-Forum (subscription)

  2. "The private sector will compete to be partners with the government," Goolsbee predicted. "I don't believe they should expect to be treated the same way as a deadbeat type of institution like AIG or Fannie Mae. Those couple of businesses are...
    on Mar 23, 2009 By: Austan Goolsbee Source: Bloomberg

  3. "Like Rodriguez says," Nixon said, "he's running stairs at 6 in the morning while I'm sleeping and taking my kids to school. I'm like, 'Well, I'm not a deadbeat dad, Alex.' He's got a kid now, too," Nixon said of Rodriguez's 2-month-old...
    on Feb 16, 2005 By: Richard Nixon Source: Seattle Times

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