deadbeat


1dead·beat

noun \ˈded-ˌbēt\

: a lazy person : a person who does not work

: a person who does not pay money that is owed

Full Definition of DEADBEAT

1
:  loafer
2
:  one who persistently fails to pay personal debts or expenses

Examples of DEADBEAT

  1. His friends are just a bunch of deadbeats.
  2. He was accused of being a deadbeat.

First Known Use of DEADBEAT

1863

2deadbeat

adjective

Definition of DEADBEAT

:  having a pointer that gives a reading with little or no oscillation

First Known Use of DEADBEAT

circa 1864

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