No-show definitions

nō'shō'
One that is expected but does not appear, especially:
  • A person who reserves a place, as on an airplane, but neither uses nor cancels the reservation.
  • A person who buys a ticket for an event but does not attend.
  • A person who unexplainedly fails to keep an appointment.
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Requiring little or no actual attendance or work.

A no-show political patronage job.

adjective
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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.
noun
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(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.

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Alternative form of no-show.
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