Synonyms for truant

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : troo-uhnt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈtru ənt

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Définition of truant

Origin :
  • early 13c., "beggar, vagabond," from Old French truant "beggar, rogue" (12c.), from Gaulish *trougant- (cf. Breton *truan, later truant "vagabond," Welsh truan "wretch," Gaelic truaghan "wretched"). Cf. Spanish truhan "buffoon," from same source. Meaning "one who wanders from an appointed place" is first attested mid-15c. The adjective is recorded from 1540s.
  • adj absent
  • noun absentee
Example sentences :
  • A truant one, I fear, though you may have been born in London itself.
  • Extract from : « Homeward Bound » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • I should like to inquire how his son, my truant protege', is going on.
  • Extract from : « A Pair of Blue Eyes » by Thomas Hardy
  • Who shall say but the dove sigheth already for her truant mate?
  • Extract from : « Sir Ludar » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • At that the truant driver appeared, coming at a trot from down the street.
  • Extract from : « From Place to Place » by Irvin S. Cobb
  • I could see my mother looking from the window for her truant child.
  • Extract from : « Ernest Linwood » by Caroline Lee Hentz
  • "It should have opened and imprisoned you, as a truant dryad," said he.
  • Extract from : « Ernest Linwood » by Caroline Lee Hentz
  • I only proposed to send a truant damsel to the Convent to repent of MY faults, that was all!
  • Extract from : « The Golden Dog » by William Kirby
  • He was a man grown, not a truant child to be led away by the ear for punishment.
  • Extract from : « The Doomsman » by Van Tassel Sutphen
  • But that, in her delight at recovering her truant, Martin did not notice.
  • Extract from : « Hoodie » by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  • "Allow me to return your truant hat, Miss Patterdale," said Laud.
  • Extract from : « The Yacht Club » by Oliver Optic
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