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Definition of "no-show" []

  • One that is expected but does not appear, especially: (noun)
  • A person who reserves a place, as on an airplane, but neither uses nor cancels the reservation. (noun)
  • A person who buys a ticket for an event but does not attend. (noun)
  • A person who unexplainedly fails to keep an appointment. (noun)
  • Requiring little or no actual attendance or work: a no-show political patronage job. (adjective)
  • A person who fails to take up a reserved seat, place, etc, without having cancelled it (noun)

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Use "no-show" in a sentence
  • ""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."