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View synonyms for no-show

no-show

[ noh-shoh ]

noun

  1. a person who makes a reservation and neither uses nor cancels it.
  2. a person who purchases an admission ticket and doesn't use it.
  3. any absentee.


adjective

  1. not appearing as scheduled or expected.

no-show

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of no-show1

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; no 2 + show
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Example Sentences

Because Wright was a no-show in criminal court to face the loud music and pot bust he already had an outstanding warrant.

The next day, with about a dozen reporters lurking in the Legislative Building, Brooks was a no-show at his own news conference.

The only really prominent no-show was cyclist Lance Armstrong.

And Johnny Depp, proclaimed a style icon by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, was a no-show.

But Hilltop was running out of money to pay Young for the no-show job.

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