• synonyms

truant officer

  1. a public-school official who investigates unauthorized absences from school.
Show More

Origin of truant officer

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
Also called attendance officer.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for attendance officer

Historical Examples

  • If I was here without you now, that truant-officer we passed just now would have had me at home before this time.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.