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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Up till now, minimum 2 police agencies have been provided permit to the enormous database in aspect of assisting to locate dead-beat dads or different offenders.
Earlier this year the CSA named and shamed dead-beat dads by publishing their names on the internet.
So far-reaching, in fact, that the ACLU fears the system will be used for an ever-widening set of purposes, so that eventually not only are terrorists being profiled, but drug dealers and even dead-beat dads.
To whip up popular appeal for the 1994 Million Man March, Louis Farrakhan declared war on no-account black men, and singled out dead-beat dads in particular.
He has joined the sorry list of California's dead-beat dads, having skipped out on pounds 7,500 in back child support payments.
Politicians of all stripes eagerly attempt to bring dead-beat dads back into the family, balancing budgets by replacing welfare with child support.