play truant

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of play truant

British, informal
:to miss school without permission

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

truant play
  1. : one who shirks duty

  1. : shirking responsibility

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

  1. : to idle away time especially while playing truant


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