AWOL

or awol, A.W.O.L., a.w.o.l.

[ pronounced as initials or ey-wawl, ey-wol ]
/ pronounced as initials or ˈeɪ wɔl, ˈeɪ wɒl /

adjective, adverb

away from military duties without permission, but without the intention of deserting.

noun

a soldier or other military person who is absent from duty without leave.

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Idioms for AWOL

    go AWOL,
    1. to depart from military duty without leave.
    2. to absent oneself without explanation.
Also absent without leave .

Origin of AWOL

First recorded in 1915–20; A(bsent) W(ith)o(ut) L(eave)
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British Dictionary definitions for AWOL

AWOL

A.W.O.L.

/ (ˈeɪwɒl) /

adjective

military absent without leave; absent from one's post or duty without official permission but without intending to desert
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Idioms and Phrases with AWOL

AWOL

see absent without leave.

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