[ troo-uhn-see ]
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noun,plural tru·an·cies.
  1. the act or state of being truant.

  2. an instance of being truant: His parents were questioned about his many truancies.

Origin of truancy

First recorded in 1775–85; tru(ant) + -ancy

Other words from truancy

  • non·tru·an·cy, noun

Words Nearby truancy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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