AWOL
I. adjective or adverb Usage: sometimes not capitalized Etymology: absent without leave Date: 1918 absent without leave; broadly absent often without notice or permission <
the place looked as if its caretaker had been AWOL for some time — Daniel Ford
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II. noun Usage: sometimes not capitalized Date: 1918 a person who is AWOL

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • AWOL — / ā ˌwȯl, ā ˌdə bəl ˌyü ˌō el/ abbrabsent without leave Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. AWOL …   Law dictionary

  • AWOL — • AWOL • go AWOL • absent without leave adj Absent without permission; used mostly in the military. Jack left Fort Sheridan without asking his commanding officer, and was punished for going AWOL …   Словарь американских идиом

  • AWOL — ☆ AWOL or awol [ā′wôl΄ ] adj., adv. ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE n. one who is AWOL …   English World dictionary

  • AWOL — [ˌeı ˌdʌbəlju: əu ˈel, ˈeıwɔl US ou , ˈeıwo:l] adj absent without leave absent from somewhere without permission, especially from the army ▪ Two soldiers had gone AWOL the night before …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • AWOL — [ eı,wɔl ] adjective 1. ) absent without leave: if someone such as a soldier goes AWOL, they leave the place where they are working without permission 2. ) BRITISH INFORMAL lost or missing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • AWOL — • AWOL • absent without official leave самовольная отлучка, самоволка (аpм.) Don was demoted from corрoral to рrivate because he had been AWOL …   Idioms and examples

  • awol — stands for Absent Without Leave , or Absent Without Official Leave . Orignially a military term, it is used when someone has gone missing without telling anyone or asking for permission …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Awöl — (Aweel) so v.w. Awehl …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • awol — also a.w.o.l., military acronym for absent without leave. The o seems to be there mostly so the acronym can be pronounced as a word. In U.S. military use at least from World War II, popular use by 1960 …   Etymology dictionary

  • AWOL — (absent without leave) absent from military duties without authorization …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aWOL —    AWOL stands for Absent Without Leave , or Absent Without Official Leave . Orignially a military term, it is used when someone has gone missing without telling anyone or asking for permission.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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