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[usually predicative] Absent from where one should be but without intent to desert:‘the men have gone AWOL’humorous ‘now the parrot has gone AWOL’away, off, out, not present, non-attending, truantView synonyms
1920s: acronym from absent without (official) leave.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.