a person who fails to show up when expected, specif., one having a reservation, ticket, appointment, etc. who then fails to use or cancel it
One that is expected but does not appear, especially:
a. A person who reserves a place, as on an airplane, but neither uses nor cancels the reservation.
b. A person who buys a ticket for an event but does not attend.
c. A person who unexplainedly fails to keep an appointment.
Requiring little or no actual attendance or work: a no-show political patronage job.
- (idiomatic) An absence; somebody who doesn't show up or a failure to make a schedule appearance, especially at one's place of employment.
- Out of 50 people who said they would attend, we only had three no-shows.
(plural no shows)
- Alternative form of no-show.