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.
Requiring little or no actual attendance or work.
A no-show political patronage job.
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.
(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.