Definition of “dropout” - Learner’s Dictionary

dropout

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈdrɒpaʊt/
STUDENT

a student who leaves school or university before they have completely finished:

a high-school dropout
PERSON

someone who does not want to have a job, possessions, etc because they do not want to be like everyone else

(Definition of “dropout” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)