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English definition of “deadbeat”

deadbeat

adjective [before noun]   /ˈded.biːt/ mainly US informal
not willing to pay debts or accept responsibilities: The new law is aimed at deadbeat landlords who owe $22 million.Poverty and poorBorrowers and lenders
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