AWOL [pronounced as initials or ey-wawl, ey-wol] /pronounced as initials or ˈeɪ wɔl, ˈeɪ wɒl/ Show IPA
away from military duties without permission, but without the intention of deserting.
a soldier or other military person who is absent from duty without leave.
to depart from military duty without leave.
to absent oneself without explanation.
Also, awol, A.W.O.L. a.w.o.l.
1915–20; A(bsent) W(ith)o(ut) L(eave)