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truant

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1truant

noun tru·ant \ˈtrü-ənt\

: a student who misses school without permission

Full Definition of TRUANT

:  one who shirks duty; especially :  one who stays out of school without permission

Examples of TRUANT

  1. an increasing number of truants

Origin of TRUANT

Middle English, vagabond, idler, from Anglo-French, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish trógán wretch, trúag wretched
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

Rhymes with TRUANT

2truant

adjective

Definition of TRUANT

1
:  shirking responsibility
2
:  being, resembling, or characteristic of a truant

First Known Use of TRUANT

1561

3truant

intransitive verb

Definition of TRUANT

:  to idle away time especially while playing truant

First Known Use of TRUANT

1580

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