tru•antPronunciation: (trOO'unt), [key]
a student who stays away from school without permission.
a person who shirks or neglects his or her duty.
absent from school without permission.
neglectful of duty or responsibility; idle.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a truant.
to be truant.
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