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truant

noun     /ˈtruː.ənt/
[C] a child who is regularly absent from school without permission : Police reports showed that the vast majority of crime committed by children was carried out by truants.Students and pupilsNot going to school play truant UK (US usually play hooky) to be regularly absent from school without permission : Most parents are horrified when they discover their children have been playing truant from school .Not going to school
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