or awol, A.W.O.L., a.w.o.l.
- to depart from military duty without leave.
- to absent oneself without explanation.
Origin of AWOL
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Contemporary Examples of 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
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.
see absent without leave.