follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for noshow

no-show

noun
1.
a person who fails to take up a reserved seat, place, etc, without having cancelled it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for noshow
no-show
"someone who fails to keep an appointment," 1941 (see show (v.)), originally airline jargon.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for noshow

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.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for no-show

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for noshow

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends