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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 truants";
    - bunk off [Brit], play hooky [N. Amer], skive, mitch [Ireland], bunk [Brit], play truant, wag [Austral, NZ]

Derived forms: truants, truanted, truanting

See also: absent

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

Encyclopedia: Truant