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deadbeat dad

Slang A father who is not involved in the lives of his child(ren), physically and/or monetarily. Don't be a deadbeat dad, Sean—go see your kids this weekend! I'm no deadbeat dad, I make all of my child support payments!
See also: dad, deadbeat
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I won't be a deadbeat dad anymore," he joked of the upside to retiring.
crime FIFTY GRAND Adrian Young Cuban cop, Mercado, has one week to settle a score on behalf of a deadbeat dad, a 'traitor' who skipped free from Castro's control to set up a new life working illegally in Colorado.
The last thing you need is a deadbeat husband and your baby doesn't need a deadbeat dad.
Certainly this isn't the first time that a man's athletic exploits have overshadowed an embarrassing record off the field, but his status as a deadbeat dad raises some questions: Why is this man playing football rather than trying to land a real job?
Suddenly, he was facing several years of automatic wage garnishment, and the shame of being forced to explain to prospective employers why the government considered him a deadbeat dad.
The subtitle for this handbook on tracking down negligent fathers is, "Tracking Down A Deadbeat Dad And Getting Child Support.
Joe Walsh (R-IL) is a deadbeat dad who claimed he was too broke to pay child support for years, yet somehow managed to loan his campaign over $35,000.
Bristol, 21, claims Johnson is a deadbeat dad who owes 38,000 dollars in child support and shows little interest in seeing his three-year-old son.
Huntress'' - based on a TV movie that in turn was based on something that was at some point ostensibly based on real life - opens with a bounty hunter's widow (Annette O'Toole) having her teen-age daughter pose as a saucy prostitute to collar a deadbeat dad.
When asked if he is a deadbeat dad, Johnston denies saying, "No, and I never will be.
What: Animated comedy about a deadbeat dad and his famous son.
Taylor, a deadbeat dad and longtime drug abuser, is the ideal neighbor if your address is 2121 George Halas Dr.
It would be laughable if it were not so sad that Sarah Ferguson has chosen to hold up a deadbeat dad as an inspirational person.
Could a deadbeat dad who never cared for the child exercise the privilege?
Show Boat'' (1927): A couple of busted marriages and a deadbeat dad are key plot points in this landmark Broadway musical.