hooky

play
noun \ˈhu̇-kē\
variants: or less commonly

hookey

Definition of hooky

plural

hookies

also

hookeys

  1. :  truant —used chiefly in the phrase play hooky

Origin and Etymology of hooky

probably from slang hook, hook it to make off


First Known Use: 1842



HOOKY Defined for Kids

hooky

play
noun \ˈhu̇-kē\
variants: also

hookey

\ˈhu̇-kē\

Definition of hooky for Students

  1. :  truant She played hooky from work.

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