[pronounced as initials or ey-wawl, ey-wol] /pronounced as initials or ˈeɪ wɔl, ˈeɪ wɒl/
away from military duties without permission, but without the intention of deserting.
a soldier or other military person who is absent from duty without leave.
(military) absent without leave; absent from one’s post or duty without official permission but without intending to desert
also a.w.o.l., military initialism for absent without leave. The -o- seems to be there mostly so the initialism can be pronounced as a word. In U.S. military use at least from World War II, popular use by 1960.
go AWOL [(aye-wahl)]
To take unauthorized time off from work, school, or other duties: “Let’s go AWOL and catch a baseball game this afternoon.” AWOL is an acronym for “absent without leave [permission].” The term originated with the military during World War I.
Absent without leave
A person who is absent without leave (Armed forces fr WWI)
absent without leave
see: absent without leave
[gob] /gɒb/ noun 1. a mass or lump. 2. gobs, Informal. a large quantity: gobs of money. 3. Also called goaf. Mining. waste or barren material. [gob] /gɒb/ noun, Slang. 1. a sailor, especially a seaman in the U.S. Navy. [gob] /gɒb/ noun, Slang. 1. the mouth. [gob] /gɒb/ British Dialect verb (used without object), […]
- Go back
verb (intransitive, adverb) 1. to return 2. (often foll by to) to originate (in): the links with France go back to the Norman Conquest 3. (foll by on) to change one’s mind about; repudiate (esp in the phrase go back on one’s word) 4. (of clocks and watches) to be set to an earlier time, […]
- Go back n
networking A data link layer protocol. [Details?] (2010-01-19)
- Go back to square one
verb phrase To be forced to return to one’s starting point, usually after a waste of effort; make a new beginning Related Terms back to square one, square one [1960+; probably fr the first or starting square of a board game; an elaborate suggestion that it refers to a British grid system for locating places […]