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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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Irv is supposed to deliver little Billy to his dead-beat dad in North Carolina.
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.
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.
These roles include "The New Father," "The Dead-beat Dad," "The Visiting Father," "The Sperm Father," "The Stepfather," and "The Nearby Guy.
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.
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.