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no-show

[ noh-shoh ]
/ ˈnoʊˌʃoʊ /
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noun
a person who makes a reservation and neither uses nor cancels it.
a person who purchases an admission ticket and doesn't use it.
any absentee.
adjective
not appearing as scheduled or expected.
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Origin of no-show

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; no2 + show
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British Dictionary definitions for no-show

no-show

noun
a person who fails to take up a reserved seat, place, etc, without having cancelled it
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