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Adjective: truant  troo-unt
  1. Absent without permission
    "truant schoolboys";
    - awol
Noun: truant  troo-unt
  1. One who is absent from school without permission
    - hooky player [N. Amer], skiver [Brit]
     
  2. Someone who shirks duty
    - no-show, nonattender
Verb: truant  troo-unt
  1. Play truant from work or school
    "The boy often plays truant";
    - bunk off [Brit], play hooky [N. Amer], skive, mitch [Ireland], bunk [Brit], wag [Austral, NZ], play truant

Derived forms: truanted, truants, truanting

See also: absent

Type of: absentee, cut, offender, skip, wrongdoer

Encyclopedia: Truant