truant officer

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noun

a public-school official who investigates unauthorized absences from school.

Nearby words

  1. trp,
  2. trs,
  3. trst,
  4. truancy,
  5. truant,
  6. truantly,
  7. truantry,
  8. trubetzkoy,
  9. truce,
  10. truchas peaks

Origin of truant officer

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Also called attendance officer.

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