a public-school official who investigates unauthorized absences from school.
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Also called attendance officer.
Origin of truant officer
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
Words nearby truant officer
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Example sentences from the Web for attendance officer
If I was here without you now, that truant-officer we passed just now would have had me at home before this time.