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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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While helping her mother with this devastating task, Ali discovers that her recently deceased, dead-beat dad has left her a valuable 1968 Firebird convertible.
Irv is supposed to deliver little Billy to his dead-beat dad in North Carolina.
Readers may have met these characters before -- what's a contemporary collection without a waitress in love, or a dead-beat dad? -- but never quite like this.
Did it not occur to dead-beat Dad that you can have a healthy value system as well as a healthy bank balance and that it's his job -in the same way it was his father's - to instill those values ?
"After seeing him today, I would not believe Brian is a dead-beat dad who doesn't care for his kids."
(All that was about to change.)This made her blood boil, so she began bugging the child support office daily until they finally did something--they put the dead-beat dad in jail.
Few could argue that Homer,Bart,Marge and co have a special place in most homes across the world these days, but to say that Springfield's finest dead-beat dad is the best loved hero of television makes a mockery of modern society.
A year after chanting "dead-beat dad" and "your son hates you" in reference to Bibby's son Mike, the UO students cheered the USC coach when he took the court and held a mock "love-fest" throughout the game.
These roles include "The New Father," "The Dead-beat Dad," "The Visiting Father," "The Sperm Father," "The Stepfather," and "The Nearby Guy." Although they vary in their particulars - The New Father is a sensitive, androgynous spouse willing to change diapers while The Sperm Father "completes his fatherhood prior to the birth of his child" - the new roles share two common underpinnings: 1) They hold parental fights above those of children and 2) They assume that any specifically masculine role in child-rearing is dispensable, if not inherently destructive.
"It amazes me that a family-oriented entertainment venue such as the Surge would choose to employ a dead-beat dad," she wrote in an e-mail, saying he hasn't held a "real job" since college, while she works two jobs to support their children.
Obviously your family situation is far from ideal and having a dead-beat dad into the bargain makes it doubly difficult.
The UO student section was repeatedly heard to yell, "Your son hates you," and "Dead-beat dad," in reference to Bibby's strained relationship with son Mike Bibby, a former player at Arizona who now starts for the NBA's Sacramento Kings.
Characterized by the label "dead-beat Dads", these men are thought to deliberately avoid the father role and fall short of the responsibilities incurred when creating a child.
I would have thought that a solution to the problem of "dead-beat dads" would have been found by now - but obviously not.