What does truant mean?

Definitions for truant
ˈtru ənttru·ant

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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"


  1. truant(Noun)

    One who is absent without permission, especially from school.

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Truant

    trōō′ant, n. an idler: a boy who, idly or without excuse, absents himself from school.—adj. wandering from duty: loitering: idle.—v.i. to play truant.—ns. Tru′ancy, Tru′antship.—Play truant, to stay from school without leave. [O. Fr. truand—Celt.; W. truan, wretched, Bret. truek, a beggar.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of truant in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of truant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of truant in a Sentence

  1. Sir Philip Sidney:

    But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step-dame Studys blows...Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite,Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write.

  2. Mark Mastrov:

    He can become a truant of the state and he could be arrested, i said,' Are you going to come and try to arrest my son at my home, or fine me for not getting him to his Zoom class perfectly on time everyday ?'.

  3. Philip Sidney:

    Thus, with child to speak, and helpless in my throes, biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: Fool! said my muse to me, look in thy heart, and write.

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  • Schulschwänzerin, Schwänzer, Schwänzerin, SchulschwänzerGerman
  • pinnaava, lintsari, lintsaava, pinnariFinnish
  • अनुपस्थित रहनेHindi
  • spijbelaar, verzuimen, spijbelendDutch
  • skulkerNorwegian
  • nieobecnyPolish
  • прогу́ливающий, прогу́льщик, прогу́льщицаRussian

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