AWOL

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Acronym used in the United States military: “Absent WithOut Leave”.

Adjective[edit]

AWOL (not comparable)

  1. (military and generic) Absent without leave (permission).
    The Army had a lot of AWOL soldiers.

Noun[edit]

AWOL (plural AWOLs)

  1. (military) Absence without proper authority from the properly appointed place of duty, or from unit, organization, or other place of duty at which one is required to be at the time prescribed.
  2. (military) A person who holds AWOL status.
  3. (generic) Somebody who is absent without permission.
  4. (figuratively) Someone or something missing.

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See also[edit]

  • UAUnauthorized Absence

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