[troo-uh n-tree]

noun, plural tru·ant·ries.

Origin of truantry

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at truant, -ry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for truantry

Historical Examples of truantry

  • Most of us are 19admitted into truantry by the accidents, merely, of our senses.

    Journeys to Bagdad

    Charles S. Brooks

  • That was one thing, at least, from which my truantry protected me.

  • You once suspected me of truantry from your charms—Quedo, quedo!

    The Entailed Hat

    George Alfred Townsend

  • Then the truth came out, and, had I been only for a mild walk on the links, retribution would have overtaken my truantry.

    Prester John

    John Buchan

  • He was a little man, pale and stooped, but with a genius for truantry—a pilgrim of the Bagdad road.

    Journeys to Bagdad

    Charles S. Brooks