sick-out

noun
\ ˈsik-ˌau̇t How to pronounce sick-out (audio) \

Definition of sick-out

: an organized absence from work by workers on the pretext of sickness

First Known Use of sick-out

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Sick-out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sick-out. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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