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truant - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'truant' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Truant [ a.]
- Wandering from business or duty; loitering; idle, and shirking duty; as, a truant boy.
2 . Truant [ n.]
- One who stays away from business or any duty; especially, one who stays out of school without leave; an idler; a loiterer; a shirk.
3 . Truant [ v. i.]
- To idle away time; to loiter, or wander; to play the truant.
4 . Truant [ v. t.]
- To idle away; to waste.

Meaning of 'truant' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . truant [ s]
Meaning (1):
- absent without permission
Example in sentence:
  • the soldier was AWOL for almost a week;
  • truant schoolboys