flunkout

[ fluhngk-out ]
/ ˈflʌŋkˌaʊt /

noun

a person who has flunked out of school or a course.

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Origin of flunkout

Noun use of verb phrase flunk out
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Idioms and Phrases with flunkout

flunk out

1

Expel or be expelled from a school because one's work does not meet the required standard. For example, He flunked out of Harvard after just one year. [Slang; early 1800s]

2

Fail at anything, as in The camera ran out of film so we flunked out as photographers. [Slang; late 1800s]

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