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    delinquency - Dictionary definition and meaning for word delinquency

    (noun) nonpayment of a debt when due Definition
    (noun) a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
    Example Sentence
    • he inherited his delinquency from his father
    • his derelictions were not really intended as crimes
    • his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities
    (noun) an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for delinquency

delinquency sounds like "negligence" misdeeds are often done by negligence of young people.

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