Pronunciation: (di-ling'kwunt),[key] —adj. 1. failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense.
2. (of an account, tax, debt, etc.) past due; overdue.
3. of or pertaining to delinquents or delinquency: delinquent attitudes.
—n. 1. a person who is delinquent.
2. See juvenile delinquent.