Meaning of AWOL in English

AWOL

I. ˈā-ˌwȯl, ˌā-ˌdə-bəl-yu̇-ˌō-ˈel adjective or adverb

Usage: sometimes not capitalized

Etymology: a bsent w ith o ut l eave

Date: 1918

: absent without leave ; broadly : absent often without notice or permission

the place looked as if its caretaker had been AWOL for some time — Daniel Ford

II. noun

Usage: sometimes not capitalized

Date: 1918

: a person who is AWOL

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.