Definition of AWOL in English:

AWOL

adjective

Military
  • usually predicative Absent from one's post 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

/ˈāˌwôl//ˈeɪˌwɔl/