Meaning of “dropout” in the English Dictionary

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"dropout" in British English

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dropoutnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdrɒp.aʊt/ us /ˈdrɑːp.aʊt/

a person who leaves school, college, or university before completing a qualification, or a person who lives in an unusual way:

a high school/college dropout
He was a loner and a dropout.

(Definition of “dropout” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dropout" in American English

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dropoutnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdrɑpˌɑʊt/

a student who leaves school before finishing the course of instruction:

As a high school dropout he’ll never get a decent job.

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

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