truant

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /ˈtrʊənt/ or /ˈtruː.ənt/
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Noun[change]

Singular
truant

Plural
truants

  1. (countable) A truant is a person who is absent without permission, especially from school.

Adjective[change]

Positive
truant

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If you play truant, you are absent without permission, especially from school.
    He didn't graduate because he was chronically truant and didn't have enough attendance to meet the requirement.

Verb[change]

Plain form
truant

Third-person singular
truants

Past tense
truanted

Past participle
truanted

Present participle
truanting

  1. (transitive) If you truant, you idle away and waste time.