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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Mr Mulloy, who is facing a legal battle to see his own children,aged nine and 11,added: ``They should sit up and listen to us, we are not the stereotypical fathers, dead beat dads, we are devoted parents of children who want emotional responsibility as well as financial responsibility.