Simple Definition of dropout
: a person who stops going to a school, college, etc., before finishing : a person who drops out of school
: a person who stops being involved in society because he or she does not believe in its rules, customs, and values
Full Definition of dropout
1 a : one who drops out of school b : one who drops out of conventional society c : one who abandons an attempt, activity, or chosen path <a corporate dropout>
2 : a momentary defect on a magnetic tape or disk caused by a temporary loss of signal
Examples of dropout in a sentence
The program is designed for dropouts who wish to get high school equivalency certificates.
First Known Use of dropout
DROPOUT Defined for Kids
Definition of dropout for Students
: a person who quits school or a training program
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