no-show

noun
\ ˈnō-ˌshō How to pronounce no-show (audio) , -ˈshō \

Definition of no-show

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a person who reserves space (as on an airplane) but neither uses nor cancels the reservation
2 : a person who buys a ticket but does not attend broadly : a person who is expected but who does not show up
3 : failure to show up

no-show

adjective

Definition of no-show (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of no-show

Noun

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Adjective

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“No-show.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/no-show. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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no-show

noun

English Language Learners Definition of no-show

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

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