absentee

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌæbsənˈtiː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌæbsənˈti/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ab′sən tē)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•sen•tee /ˌæbsənˈti/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person who is absent.
ab•sen•tee•ism, n.  [uncountable]a high rate of absenteeism from work.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ab•sen•tee  (ab′sən tē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person who is absent, esp. from work or school.
  2. a person who absents himself or herself, as a landowner who does not live on certain property owned or a voter who is permitted to cast a ballot by mail.
  • absent + -ee 1530–40

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
absentee /ˌæbsənˈtiː/ n
  1. a person who is absent
  2. (as modifier)
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