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English definition of “absentee”

absentee

noun [C]     /ˌæb.sənˈtiː/
someone who is not at school or work when they should be: There are several absentees in the school this week, because a lot of people have got flu.AbsentNot going to school absenteeism     /-ɪ.zəm/ noun [U] The high rate of absenteeism is costing the company a lot of money.AbsentTime off workNot going to school
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