play hooky

Definition of play hooky

US, informal
:to be away from school without permission
  • He was playing hooky with his friends.

Word by Word Definitions

play play
  1. : swordplay

  2. : game, sport

  3. : the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. : to engage in sport or recreation : frolic

  2. : to have sexual relations

  3. : to move aimlessly about : trifle

hooky play
  1. : truant


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