• WordNet 3.6
    • adj awol absent without permission "truant schoolboys","the soldier was AWOL for almost a week"
    • n AWOL one who is away or absent without leave
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AWOL - AWOL stands for "Absent Without Leave", or "Absent Without Official Leave". Orignially a military term, it is used when someone has gone missing without telling anyone or asking for permission.


In literature:

If I were his commanding officer, I would call him 'Always AWOL'.
"Take the Reason Prisoner" by John Joseph McGuire

In news:

AWOL Soldier Turns Himself In.
Clemons AWOL from Seahawks' minicamp.
Joe' goes AWOL until 2013.
AWOL soldier convicted of all charges in Ft.
AWOL Muslim soldier guilty in plot to blow up eatery full of Fort Hood troops.
AWOL soldier found guilty in Fort Hood bomb plot.
Cornyn says Obama ' AWOL ' on taxes and defense issues.
Romney defends defense, Obama is AWOL .
Obama's mortgage unit is AWOL .
Mid-Week Menu: Waffle Boss Goes AWOL , eVe Goes Peruvian, Adagia Goes Campus.
Even with Dems AWOL , lawmakers move closer to vote.
Soldier AWOL since '98 faces discipline.
The GOP field goes AWOL from Afghanistan.
Hollywood AWOL in war on terrorism.
Birther staff sgt not AWOL , leaving Air Force.