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no–show

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noun \ˈnō-ˌshō, -ˈshō\

Definition of no–show

  1. 1 :  a person who reserves space (as on an airplane) but neither uses nor cancels the reservation

  2. 2 :  a person who buys a ticket but does not attend; broadly :  a person who is expected but who does not show up

  3. 3 :  failure to show up

1819

First Known Use of no–show

1819


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no–show

adjective

Definition of no–show

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a job for which the holder is paid but performs few duties or is rarely present for work

1955

First Known Use of no–show

1955


NO–SHOW Defined for English Language Learners

no-show

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Definition of no–show for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is expected to be somewhere but does not arrive or appear

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