Definitions for truantˈtru ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tru•antˈtru ənt(n.)

  1. a student who stays away from school without permission.

  2. a person who shirks or neglects his or her duty.

  3. (adj.)absent from school without permission.

  4. neglectful of duty or responsibility; idle.

  5. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a truant.

  6. (v.i.)to be truant.

Origin of truant:

1250–1300; ME < OF: beggar < Celtic; cf. Welsh truan wretched, wretch

tru′ant•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. truant, hooky player(noun)

    one who is absent from school without permission

  2. no-show, nonattender, truant(adj)

    someone who shirks duty

  3. truant, awol(adj)

    absent without permission

    "truant schoolboys"; "the soldier was AWOL for almost a week"

Wiktionary

  1. truant(Noun)

    One who is absent without permission, especially from school.

  2. truant(Adjective)

    Describing one who is truant, absent without permission, especially from school.

    He didn't graduate because he was chronically truant and didn't have enough attendances to meet the requirement.

  3. Origin: From trugant. Cognate with truaghan, trogha, trogán, truc, Welsh tru, and French truand.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Truant(noun)

    one who stays away from business or any duty; especially, one who stays out of school without leave; an idler; a loiterer; a shirk

  2. Truant(adj)

    wandering from business or duty; loitering; idle, and shirking duty; as, a truant boy

  3. Truant(verb)

    to idle away time; to loiter, or wander; to play the truant

  4. Truant(verb)

    to idle away; to waste

Freebase

  1. truANT

    Truant is Alien Ant Farm's third album. It was released on August 8, 2003 by DreamWorks Records. The producers of the album were Stone Temple Pilots' guitarist and bassist Robert DeLeo and Dean DeLeo. The music video for track "These Days" was filmed on a roof top across the street from the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. The surprise video shoot was shot during the 2003 BET Awards while numerous hip hop artists and rappers were arriving on the red carpet before the awards show. The video catches the reaction from many artists, including Nelly, Snoop Dogg, and Lil' Kim. The song "These Days" appeared on EA sports video game Madden NFL 2004. Also, the song "S.S. Recognize" was on NHL 2004. The album art is based on the classic Pee Chee brand school folder, featuring the faces of the band members.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

truant(noun)

someone who stays away from school etc without permission

The truants were caught and sent back to school.

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