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tru·ant

 (tro͞o′ənt)
n.
1. One who is absent without permission, especially from school.
2. One who shirks work or duty.
adj.
1. Absent without permission, especially from school.
2. Idle, lazy, or neglectful.
intr.v. tru·ant·ed, tru·ant·ing, tru·ants
To be truant.

[Middle English, beggar, from Old French; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

truant

(ˈtruːənt)
n
(Education) a person who is absent without leave, esp from school
adj
being or relating to a truant
vb
(Education) (intr) to play truant
[C13: from Old French: vagabond, probably of Celtic origin; compare Welsh truan miserable, Old Irish trōg wretched]
ˈtruancy, ˈtruanting n

tru•ant

(ˈtru ənt)

n.
1. a student who stays away from school without permission.
2. a person who shirks or neglects his or her duty.
adj.
3. absent from school without permission.
4. neglectful of duty or responsibility; idle.
5. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a truant.
v.i.
6. to be truant.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French: beggar < Celtic; compare Welsh truan wretched, wretch]
tru′ant•ly, adv.

truant


Past participle: truanted
Gerund: truanting

Imperative
truant
truant
Present
I truant
you truant
he/she/it truants
we truant
you truant
they truant
Preterite
I truanted
you truanted
he/she/it truanted
we truanted
you truanted
they truanted
Present Continuous
I am truanting
you are truanting
he/she/it is truanting
we are truanting
you are truanting
they are truanting
Present Perfect
I have truanted
you have truanted
he/she/it has truanted
we have truanted
you have truanted
they have truanted
Past Continuous
I was truanting
you were truanting
he/she/it was truanting
we were truanting
you were truanting
they were truanting
Past Perfect
I had truanted
you had truanted
he/she/it had truanted
we had truanted
you had truanted
they had truanted
Future
I will truant
you will truant
he/she/it will truant
we will truant
you will truant
they will truant
Future Perfect
I will have truanted
you will have truanted
he/she/it will have truanted
we will have truanted
you will have truanted
they will have truanted
Future Continuous
I will be truanting
you will be truanting
he/she/it will be truanting
we will be truanting
you will be truanting
they will be truanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been truanting
you have been truanting
he/she/it has been truanting
we have been truanting
you have been truanting
they have been truanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been truanting
you will have been truanting
he/she/it will have been truanting
we will have been truanting
you will have been truanting
they will have been truanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been truanting
you had been truanting
he/she/it had been truanting
we had been truanting
you had been truanting
they had been truanting
Conditional
I would truant
you would truant
he/she/it would truant
we would truant
you would truant
they would truant
Past Conditional
I would have truanted
you would have truanted
he/she/it would have truanted
we would have truanted
you would have truanted
they would have truanted

truant

play hooky
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.truant - one who is absent from school without permissiontruant - one who is absent from school without permission
absentee - one that is absent or not in residence
2.truant - someone who shirks dutytruant - someone who shirks duty    
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
Adj.1.truant - absent without permissiontruant - absent without permission; "truant schoolboys"; "the soldier was AWOL for almost a week"
absent - not being in a specified place

truant

noun
1. absentee, skiver (Brit. slang), shirker, dodger, runaway, delinquent, deserter, straggler, malingerer She became a truant at the age of ten.
adjective
1. absent, missing, skiving (Brit. slang), absent without leave, A.W.O.L. Neither the parents nor the truant students showed up at court.
verb
1. absent yourself, play truant, skive (Brit. slang), bunk off (slang), desert, run away, dodge, wag (dialect), go missing, shirk, malinger, bob off (Brit. slang) In his fourth year he was truanting regularly.
play truant stay away from school, be absent, truant, skive off (Brit. informal), bunk off (Brit. informal), not go to school She was in trouble over playing truant.

truant

verb
To fail to attend on purpose:
Informal: skip.
Translations
تِلْميذ مُتَغَيِّب
záškolák
pjækker
iskolakerülõ
skrópari
neiti į pamokaspamokų praleidinėjimaspraleidinėti pamokas
bastotājskavētājs
záškolák
špricarzmuzne
okul kaçağı

truant

[ˈtrʊənt]
A. N (Scol) → ausente mf
to play truant (Scol) → hacer novillos, hacer la rabona (fig) → ausentarse
B. VI (Scol) → hacer novillos, hacer la rabona (fig) → ausentarse (from de)

truant

[ˈtruːənt]
n (= pupil) → élève mf absentéiste
to play truant → manquer les cours
vimanquer les cours

truant

n(Schul)schwänzer(in) m(f); to play truant (from something)(bei etw) unentschuldigt fehlen, (etw) schwänzen (inf)
vischwänzen (inf)

truant

[ˈtrʊənt] n (Scol) to play truantmarinare la scuola

truant

(ˈtruənt) noun
someone who stays away from school etc without permission. The truants were caught and sent back to school.
ˈtruancy noun
Truancy is a great problem in some schools.
play truant
to be a truant and stay away from school etc. He was always playing truant (from school).
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