Definition of 'delinquent'
- a young offender
Synonyms: juvenile delinquent
- guilty of a minor misdeed; "delinquent minors"
- failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"
Synonyms: derelict neglectful remiss
- persistently bad; "school for delinquent boys"
- past due; not paid at the scheduled time; "an overdue installment"; "a delinquent account"