no show

no-show

[noh-shoh]
noun
1.
a person who makes a reservation and neither uses nor cancels it.
2.
a person who purchases an admission ticket and doesn't use it.
3.
any absentee.
adjective
4.
not appearing as scheduled or expected.

Origin:
1940–45, Americanism; no2 + show

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no-show
 
n
a person who fails to take up a reserved seat, place, etc, without having cancelled it

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no-show
"someone who fails to keep an appointment," 1941 (see show (v.)), originally airline jargon.
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