- The definition of a sickout is a group of people falsely calling in sick to work on the same day in order to force something to happen.
An example of a sickout is a group of twenty nurses saying they're missing work because of the flu when they're hoping to get better medical insurance from the hospital.
sickout definition by Webster's New World
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a joint action by a group of employees claiming illness and not reporting for work in order to force the granting of certain demands; esp., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike
sickout definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An organized job action in which employees absent themselves from work on the pretext of illness.