Definition of AWOL abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

AWOL

 abbreviation
abbreviation
BrE BrE//ˈeɪwɒl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪwɔːl//
 
 
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absent without leave (used especially in the armed forces when somebody has left their group without permission) He's gone AWOL from his base. (humorous) The guitarist went AWOL in the middle of the recording. Word Origin 1920s: acronym from absent without (official) leave.
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