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truant officer

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  1. a public-school official who investigates unauthorized absences from school.
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Origin of truant officer

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
Also called attendance officer.
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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.

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