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awol (adj.)

also a.w.o.l., military initialism (acronym) for absent without leave (itself attested by 1767 in a military context). In U.S. military use by 1917. According to the "Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage" (1957), pronounced as four letters in World War I, as a word in World War II.

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Definitions of awol from WordNet
1
awol (n.)
one who is away or absent without leave;
2
awol (adj.)
absent without permission;
Synonyms: truant
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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