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Noun: deadbeat  'ded,beet
Usage: informal
  1. [N. Amer, informal] Someone who fails to meet a financial obligation
    - defaulter
     
  2. Person who does no work
    - idler, loafer, do-nothing [informal], layabout [informal], bum [N. Amer, informal], shirker [informal], slacker [informal]
Adjective: deadbeat  'ded,beet
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. Very tired
    - knackered [Brit, informal], drained, shagged [Brit, informal], zonked [informal], zonked out [informal], shattered [Brit, informal], stonkered [Brit, Austral, NZ, informal], shagged out [Brit, informal], exhausted, dog-tired [informal], fagged [Brit, informal], fatigued, played out, spent, washed-out, worn-out, worn out, gone, shot [informal], pooped [N. Amer, informal], fried [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: deadbeats

See also: tired

Type of: debitor, debtor, nonworker

Encyclopedia: Deadbeat