truant definition

  • noun:
    • person who is absent without authorization, specially from school.
    • a person who shirks work or duty.
    • person who is missing without authorization, specially from college.
    • a person who remains far from company or any task; particularly, person who stays out-of-school without leave; an idler; a loiterer; a shirk.
    • A vagabond; a vagrant; an idler.
    • somebody who shirks duty
    • one that is absent from school without permission
  • adjective:
    • Absent without authorization, especially from school.
    • Idle, lazy, or neglectful.
    • Describing one who is truant, missing without permission, specifically from college.
    • Wandering from business or duty; loitering; idle, and shirking task.
    • missing without permission
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To be truant.
    • To idle away time; to loiter, or wander; to play the truant.
  • verb:
    • to try out truant.
    • To idle away; to waste.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To idle away; to waste.
  • others:
    • Idle; loitering; directed at shirking duty or company, or attendance at some appointed time or location: particularly noting kids just who absent by themselves from school without leave.
    • Characteristic of a truant; idle; loitering; wandering.
    • To idle away time or shirk responsibility; play truant.
    • To waste or idle away.

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