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Daemon
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truant

(noun) Someone who shirks duty.

Synonyms: nonattender, no-show

Usage: As the two truants rolled up the avenue ... the sense of duties neglected added zest to their holiday.
Mehrdad77
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truant (n.)
c. 1200, "beggar, vagabond," from Old French truant "beggar, rogue" (12c.), as an adjective, "wretched, miserable, of low caste," from Gaulish *trougant- (compare Breton *truan, later truant "vagabond," Welsh truan "wretch," Gaelic truaghan "wretched"), of uncertain origin. Compare Spanish truhan "buffoon," from same source. Meaning "one who wanders from an appointed place," especially "a child who stays away from school without leave" is first attested mid-15c.
Mehrdad77
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A truant is a student who is out of school without permission. If you skip school to go shopping with your friends, you are a truant.

Mehrdad77
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A person can be a truant, and behavior can be described as truant too, since it's both a noun and an adjective. Your teacher might call you a truant if you skip school and if you didn't show up at your donut shop job, you would also be a truant donut slinger. In fact, anyone who's unexpectedly absent can be described as truant. The Old French truant describes a beggar, especially one who lives this way by choice.

Mehrdad77
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A person can be a truant, and behavior can be described as truant too, since it's both a noun and an adjective. Your teacher might call you a truant if you skip school and if you didn't show up at your donut shop job, you would also be a truant donut slinger. In fact, anyone who's unexpectedly absent can be described as truant. The Old French truant describes a beggar, especially one who lives this way by choice.

Mehrdad77
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Adyl Mouhei
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"If you are going to be truant, don't want to do it down here because you are going to get picked up."


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