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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Lou Rose and Roy Malone, authors of "Make The Jerk Pay: Tracking Down A Deadbeat Dad And Getting Child Support," make no apologies for the title of their handbook for tracking down offenders in child support cases.
DEADBEAT dad Eddie Murphy has been voted the world's biggest love rat in a poll of 3000 women.
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?
And son Destin, 17, says he will never forgive his deadbeat dad.
DEAR FRANKIE: Young mother makes deaf son feel better by forging letters from his deadbeat dad.
Former New York Yankee outfielder and designated hitter Danny Tartabull is reportedly the "Most Wanted" deadbeat dad in Los Angeles.
Deadbeat dad Frank Gallagher definitely won't be counting up the cards tomorrow in Shameless.
Besides, an influx of would-be parents would be a welcome change of pace after the era of the deadbeat dad.
THE deadbeat dad of two vicious brothers who tortured a pair of friends has tried to kill himself.
The definition of a deadbeat dad is someone who hasn't supported his kids.
Fortunately for those leading a dramatic crusade against this growing trend, there's a villain to blame: the deadbeat dad.
The last thing a baby needs is a deadbeat dad who abandons his responsibility both financially and emotionally.
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.
What: Animated comedy about a deadbeat dad and his famous son.