sickout


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sick·out

 (sĭk′out′)
n.
An organized job action in which employees absent themselves from work on the pretext of illness.

sick•out

(ˈsɪkˌaʊt)

n.
an organized absence from work by employees on the pretext of sickness.
[1950–55]
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