absentee vote

ab·sen·tee vote
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh n-tee voht]
    • /ˌæb sənˈti voʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-suh n-tee voht]
    • /ˌæb sənˈti voʊt/

Definitions of absentee vote words

  • noun absentee vote a vote cast in advance by a voter who will be unable to go to the polling place on polling day 3
  • noun absentee vote a vote cast by a person who, because of absence from usual voting district, illness, or the like, has been permitted to vote by mail. 1
  • noun absentee vote (US) A vote cast by a voter by mail because of absence from the precinct during the election, typically military members. 0

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Origin of absentee vote

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 vote


absentee vote popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 6% 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 vote

noun absentee vote

  • proxy — the agency, function, or power of a person authorized to act as the deputy or substitute for another.
  • absentee ballot — a ballot in which votes are cast in advance because voters are unable to go to the polling place

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