Meaning of “delinquent” in the English Dictionary

"delinquent" in British English

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delinquentnoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈlɪŋ.kwənt/ us /dɪˈlɪŋ.kwənt/

delinquentadjective

uk /dɪˈlɪŋ.kwənt/ us /dɪˈlɪŋ.kwənt/

(Definition of “delinquent” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"delinquent" in American English

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delinquentadjective

us /dɪˈlɪŋ·kwənt/ fml

late in paying money owed:

She was delinquent in paying her taxes.

(Definition of “delinquent” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"delinquent" in Business English

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delinquentadjective

uk /dɪˈlɪŋkwənt/ us US FINANCE, TAX

not paid or paid back as should have been done:

Another 6% of mortgages were delinquent but not yet in foreclosure.

not paying, or paying back, money as agreed:

delinquent borrowers/customers/taxpayers
delinquent in (doing) sth The Dallas Morning News identified multiple contractors who were delinquent in paying their taxes.
42% of callers are at least three months delinquent on mortgage payments.

(Definition of “delinquent” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)