Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “deadbeat”

deadbeat

noun [C]    /ˈded·bit/
someone who owes money and does not pay it, or someone who avoids doing work
(Definition of deadbeat noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of deadbeat

Definitions of “deadbeat” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More