Definition of truancy in English:


Syllabification: tru·an·cy
Pronunciation: /ˈtro͞oənsē


  • The action of staying away from school without good reason; absenteeism: he had a history of truancy and expulsion from school
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    • Last year's figures were better, with one of the lowest growths in truancy for a long time, but still showed a slight increase.
    • Going on holiday without a school's permission is tantamount to truancy, said the junior education minister.
    • Other funds are aimed at developing alternatives to exclusion from schools if pupils are involved in bullying or truancy.
    absenteeism, nonattendance, playing truant, truanting
    informal playing hooky, skipping, booking out, disappearing act

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