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Verb: play hooky
Usage: N. Amer, informal (elsewhere: skive)
  1. Be absent from work or school without permission
    "The boy often plays hooky";
    - bunk off [Brit, informal], skive [Brit, informal], bunk [Brit, informal], mitch [Ireland, informal], wag [Austral, NZ, informal], truant, play truant

Derived forms: playing hooky, played hooky, plays hooky

Type of: cut, skip