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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A person who misses school or work; someone who is not there.

Usage examples (25)
  • Last Wednesday Fred was an absentee and missed the committee meeting.
  • Ian Ashbee (knee) is a long-term absentee and he is definitely out.
  • But also warns that "absentee is probably the riskiest way to vote".
  • Lee Cattermole (knee) is a long-term absentee for Steve Bruce's (pictured) side. for more
Tutoring comment
  • In legal terms, an "absentee" (one who is not present) may be referred to as "in absentia" (absent).
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