Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Shorthand for absent without leave, AWOL describes any person who left without notice or permission in chat or other text-based discussions. Below is an example of how this could be used in chat.

User1: Where is Computerhope?
User2: He's AWOL.
User1: Any idea if he's coming back?
User2: Nope. :(

Chat terms, Shorthand