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sickout

[sik-out] /ˈsɪkˌaʊt/
noun
1.
an organized absence from work by employees on the pretext of sickness, as to avoid the legal problems or antistrike clauses that would be invoked in the case of a formal strike.
Origin of sickout
1950-1955
1950-55; probably sick1 + (walk)out
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