Meaning of “AWOL” in the English Dictionary


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AWOLadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈeɪ·wɔl/ /ˌeɪˌdʌb·əl·juˌoʊˈel/

abbreviation for away without offical leave (= absent without permission):

The corporal went AWOL, and we haven’t seen him since.
Note: Used esp. about soldiers.

(Definition of “AWOL” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)