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English definition of “truant”

truant

noun [C]     /ˈtruːənt/
a child who stays away from school without permission Students and pupilsNot going to school
truancy     /ˈtruːənsi/ noun [U] the problem of children playing truantRunning away and escapingNot going to school
(Definition of truant noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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