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no-show

[noh-shoh] /ˈnoʊˌʃoʊ/
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
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism; no2 + show
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British Dictionary definitions for no show

no-show

noun
1.
a person who fails to take up a reserved seat, place, etc, without having cancelled it
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Word Origin and History for no show

no-show

n.

also no show, "someone who fails to keep an appointment," 1941, from no + show (v.), in the "show up, appear" sense. Originally airline jargon.

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Slang definitions & phrases for no show

no-show

adjective

Designating a nonexistent worker or job, usually on the public payroll: a no-show job Sonny got him

noun

Someone or something that fails to keep an appointment, use a reserved seat, etc: Snowstorm a no-show/ The airline figures about 20 percent no-shows (1941+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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