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deadbeat definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone who fails to meet a financial obligation [syn: defaulter, deadbeat]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Date: 1863 1. loafer 2. one who persistently fails to pay personal debts or expenses II. adjective Date: circa 1864 having a pointer that gives a reading with little or no oscillation

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Deadbeat Dead"beat`, a. (Physics) Making a beat without recoil; giving indications by a single beat or excursion; -- said of galvanometers and other instruments in which the needle or index moves to the extent of its deflection and stops with little or no further oscillation. Deadbeat escapement. See under Escapement.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(deadbeats) If you refer to someone as a deadbeat, you are criticizing them because you think they are lazy and do not want to be part of ordinary society. (AM INFORMAL) N-COUNT [disapproval]

Foolish Dictionary

One who makes a soft living by sponging it.



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