Definition of AWOL in English:

AWOL

adjective

Military
  • 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, truant
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Origin

1920s: acronym from absent without (official) leave.

Pronunciation

AWOL

/ˈeɪwɒl/