Definitions for no-show

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a person who has a reservation or ticket and does not use or cancel it.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. a person who unexpectedly fails to show up, as for an appointment.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of no-show:

1940–45, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. no-show(noun)

    a guest who fails to notify a hotel or restaurant when canceling a reservation

  2. no-show, nonattender, truant(noun)

    someone who shirks duty


  1. no-show(Noun)

    An absence; somebody who doesn't show up or a failure to make a schedule appearance, especially at one's place of employment.

    Out of 50 people who said they would attend, we only had three no-shows.


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