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no-show


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.

noun

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

n.also no show, “someone who fails to keep an appointment,” 1941, from no + show (v.), in the “show up, appear” sense. Originally airline jargon.

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