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truant

adjective

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not present at a mandatory time and place
  • Her son was suspended after being truant from school a number of times.

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truant

verb

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The first known use of truant was in the 14th century

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“Truant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/truant. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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