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1. Someone or something that does not arrive at a location as expected. I don't even bother inviting her to parties anymore because she's always a no-show. We were hoping to catch a glimpse of the eagle returning to the nest, but it looks like it's a no-show today.
2. The act of not making an expected arrival. The event had to be cancelled because of a no-show by the caterers.
no showand no-show
n. someone who doesn’t show up for something, such as an airline flight. The flight was canceled because there were too many no-shows.