See also: dead beat

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

deadbeat ‎(plural deadbeats)

  1. A lazy and/or irresponsible person who is often unemployed, often depending upon wealthy or otherwise financially independent people for support.
  2. A person who defaults on debts.

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AdjectiveEdit

deadbeat ‎(comparative more deadbeat, superlative most deadbeat)

  1. (of an instrument) having a damped needle that stops without oscillation
  2. defaulting on one's debts
  3. defeated or exhausted
  4. lazy or irresponsible