Definition of truant verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

truant

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈtruːənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtruːənt//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they truant
BrE BrE//ˈtruːənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtruːənt//
 
he / she / it truants
BrE BrE//ˈtruːənts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtruːənts//
 
past simple truanted
BrE BrE//ˈtruːəntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtruːəntɪd//
 
past participle truanted
BrE BrE//ˈtruːəntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtruːəntɪd//
 
-ing form truanting
BrE BrE//ˈtruːəntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtruːəntɪŋ//
 
 
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(of a child) to stay away from school without permission A number of pupils have been truanting regularly.

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