deadbeat dad

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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.
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.
When asked if he is a deadbeat dad, Johnston denies saying, "No, and I never will be.