or awol, A.W.O.L., a.w.o.l.
- away from military duties without permission, but without the intention of deserting.
- a soldier or other military person who is absent from duty without leave.
- go AWOL,
- to depart from military duty without leave.
- to absent oneself without explanation.
Origin of AWOL
Examples from the Web for awol
During a moment of crisis, Mohammed Morsi was AWOL, sending the wrong signal to Americans and Egyptians alike.How Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Failed
September 13, 2012
- military absent without leave; absent from one's post or duty without official permission but without intending to desert
Word Origin and History for awol
also a.w.o.l., military initialism for absent without leave. The -o- seems to be there mostly so the initialism can be pronounced as a word. In U.S. military use at least from World War II, popular use by 1960.
Idioms and Phrases with awol
see absent without leave.