Definitions for AWOLpronounced as initials or ˈeɪ wɔl, ˈeɪ wɒl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

AWOLpronounced as initials or ˈeɪ wɔl, ˈeɪ wɒl(adj.; adv.)

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

    Category: Military

  2. (n.)a soldier who is absent from duty without leave.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Military

Origin of AWOL:

1915–20; A(bsent)W(ith)o(ut)O(fficial)L(eave)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. AWOL(adj)

    one who is away or absent without leave

  2. truant, awol(adj)

    absent without permission

    "truant schoolboys"; "the soldier was AWOL for almost a week"

Wiktionary

  1. AWOL(Noun)

    Absence without proper authority from the properly appointed place of duty, or from unit, organization, or other place of duty at which one is required to be at the time prescribed.

  2. AWOL(Noun)

    A person who holds AWOL status.

  3. AWOL(Noun)

    Somebody who is absent without permission.

  4. AWOL(Noun)

    Someone or something missing.

  5. AWOL(Adjective)

    Absent without leave (permission).

    The US Army had a lot of AWOL soldiers.

  6. Origin: used in the United States military: “Absent WithOut Leave”.

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