truant officer

noun

Definition of truant officer

: a person employed by a public-school system to investigate the continued absences of pupils

called also attendance officer, truancy officer

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Bonnie’s father, Stan Colwell, had been a tough truant officer before being promoted to principal at a second-chance high school. Tribune News Service, oregonlive.com, "The Man in the Window: Is this the childhood of a serial killer? (Part One)," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of truant officer

1868, in the meaning defined above

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