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Meaning of truant

tru•ant

Pronunciation: (tr'unt), [key]
— n.
  1. a student who stays away from school without permission.
  2. a person who shirks or neglects his or her duty.
—adj.
  1. absent from school without permission.
  2. neglectful of duty or responsibility; idle.
  3. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a truant.
—v.i.
  1. to be truant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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