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truant

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noun tru·ant \ˈtrü-ənt\

Definition of truant

  1. :  one who shirks duty; especially :  one who stays out of school without permission

Examples of truant in a sentence

  1. an increasing number of truants

Origin and Etymology of truant

Middle English, vagabond, idler, from Anglo-French, of Celt origin; akin to Old Irish trógán wretch, trúag wretched


First Known Use: 14th century


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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

verb tru·ant

Definition of truant

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to idle away time especially while playing truant

1580

First Known Use of truant

1580



TRUANT Defined for English Language Learners

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truant

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noun tru·ant \ˈtrü-ənt\

Definition of truant for English Language Learners

  • : a student who misses school without permission


TRUANT Defined for Kids

truant

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noun tru·ant \ˈtrü-ənt\

Definition of truant for Students

  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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