Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An organized job action in which employees absent themselves from work on the pretext of illness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A labor action where employees refuse to work claiming they are sick.

Etymologies

sick +‎ out (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The head of Spain's air traffic authority, Juan Ignacio Lema, called the sickout "intolerable" and apologized to Spaniards.

    Spain Approves New Austerity Measures, Limited Stimulus

  • The head of Spain's air traffic authority, Juan Ignacio Lema, called the sickout

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Aena chief Juan Ignacio Lema called the sickout "intolerable" and warned controllers to return to work, or face disciplinary action or criminal charges.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • A one- or two-day "sickout" would make the point better than pointless strike talk, but only if you have true solidarity.

    Working Overtime

  • District Court in Chicago Wednesday, as the airline seeks a preliminary injunction against its pilots, alleging an illegal "sickout" in July.

    UAL Sickout Suit Heard

  • We guess that whole "sickout" thing is water under the bridge.

    NBC Miami - Top Stories

  • Hundreds of teachers participated in a "sickout" by not coming to work on Monday, leaving the district without 25 percent of its regulars.

    NBC Miami - Top Stories

  • PHOENIX - A bomb threat has been called into downtown Phoenix's Superior Court on the same day as an alleged 'sickout' by Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies who work at the court.

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  • The threat allegedly came on the same day as a 'sickout' by Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies who work at the court.

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  • PHOENIX - Expectations for a "sickout" by some US Airways pilots fizzled as the union warned members that it's illegal to try to put pressure on management by staying home from work.

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