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truant

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noun tru·ant \ˈtrü-ənt\

Simple Definition of truant

  • : a student who misses school without permission

Full Definition of truant

  1. :  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

Rhymes with truant


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truant

adjective tru·ant

Definition of truant

  1. 1 :  shirking responsibility

  2. 2 :  being, resembling, or characteristic of a truant



1561

First Known Use of truant

1561


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truant

intransitive verb tru·ant

Definition of truant

  1. :  to idle away time especially while playing truant



1580

First Known Use of truant

1580



TRUANT Defined for Kids

truant

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noun tru·ant \ˈtrü-ənt\

Definition of truant

  1. 1 :  a student who stays out of school without permission

  2. 2 :  a person who neglects his or her duty





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