Definition of truancy in English:

truancy

Line breaks: tru|ancy
Pronunciation: /ˈtruːənsi
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The action of staying away from school without good reason; absenteeism: fines to tackle truancy
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
absenteeism, non-attendance, absence, playing truant, truanting
British informal skiving, bunking off, wagging
North American informal playing hookey, goofing off, ditching
Australian/New Zealand informal playing the wag

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