play truant

Definition of play truant

British, informal

  1. :  to miss school without permission

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle

  1. :  one who shirks duty

    :  one who stays out of school without permission

  1. :  shirking responsibility

    :  being, resembling, or characteristic of a truant

  1. :  to idle away time especially while playing truant

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