An example of a delinquent is a child who has stolen a car.
An example of delinquent behavior is robbing a store.
An example of delinquent is a credit card payment that should have been paid several months earlier.
A delinquent account.
Origin of delinquent
- Latin dēlinquēns dēlinquent- present participle of dēlinquere to offend dē- de- linquere to leave, abandon leikw- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French délinquant