absentee ballot

ab·sen·tee bal·lot
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh n-tee bal-uh t]
    • /ˌæb sənˈti ˈbæl ət/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh n-tee bal-uh t]
    • /ˌæb sənˈti ˈbæl ət/

Definitions of absentee ballot words

  • noun absentee ballot a ballot in which votes are cast in advance because voters are unable to go to the polling place 3
  • noun absentee ballot a preelection ballot to be marked and delivered to a board of elections by a person (absentee voter) unable to be at the polls at election time 3
  • noun absentee ballot the ballot used for an absentee vote. 1
  • noun absentee ballot vote cast while absent 1
  • noun absentee ballot (US) A vote made remotely, especially a postal ballot, cast by a voter unable to be present in person. 0

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Origin of absentee ballot

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35

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Parts of speech for Absentee ballot


absentee ballot popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for absentee ballot

noun absentee ballot

  • proxy — the agency, function, or power of a person authorized to act as the deputy or substitute for another.

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