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Verb: play hooky
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: skive)
  1. Play truant from work or school
    "The boy often plays hooky";
    - bunk off [Brit], skive [Brit], truant, wag [Austral, NZ], play truant, bunk [Brit], mitch [Ireland]

Derived forms: played hooky, plays hooky, playing hooky

Type of: cut, skip