no-show

[ noh-shoh ]
/ ˈnoʊˌʃoʊ /

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.

Origin of no-show

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; no2 + show
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no-show


noun

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