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no-show

noun \ ˈnō-ˌshō , -ˈshō \
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

First Known Use of no-show

1819

in the meaning defined at sense 3

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no-show

adjective
: 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

1955

in the meaning defined above

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NO-SHOW Defined for English Language Learners

no-show

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


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