American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that is expected but does not appear, especially:
- n. A person who reserves a place, as on an airplane, but neither uses nor cancels the reservation.
- n. A person who buys a ticket for an event but does not attend.
- n. A person who unexplainedly fails to keep an appointment.
- adj. Requiring little or no actual attendance or work: a no-show political patronage job.
- n. idiomatic An absence; somebody who doesn't show up or a failure to make a schedule appearance, especially at one's place of employment.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. someone who shirks a duty.
- n. A person who is expected to attend a gathering but does not come. a person who buys a ticket to a game or other entertainment and does not attend.
- n. a guest who fails to notify a hotel or restaurant when canceling a reservation
- n. someone who shirks duty
“That refers to a 'no-show' passenger," explained the junior officer who had been so delicately insulting at first.”
“As a result, Mr. Mooney said, contractors did not report the extortion to the police but instead gave coalition members construction jobs and frequently paid so-called no-show fees to Mr. Jennings to keep coalition members off their sites.”
“In a couple of other games earlier this spring, the no-show rate at the Beavers was about 1200.”
“Perhaps someone can ferret out an answer on what the typical/average/median no-show rate is.”
“His idea to be a SOTU no-show was not a protest, according to local press reports.”
“The press will shrug his no-show over the weekend and it will be politics as usual come Monday.”
“To reduce no-show rates, patients must pay at least a portion of an insurance co-payment online before the appointment.”
“New cars, rent-free apartments and no-show jobs are some of the inducements—in violation of NCAA rules.”
“The only known no-show at this point is Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., who is taking advantage of a perfectly timed speaking engagement in Hawaii to avoid the event at which he became a reluctant player last January.”
“What do you think Dembski was a no-show at the trial where he could employ his much-touted Vise strategy?”
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