noun (esp. BrE)
combat, tackle

measures to combat persistent truancy in our schools

cut, reduce

a government campaign to cut truancy


parents who condone their children's truancy

level, rate
patrol, sweep (both BrE)

A truancy sweep found 168 children skipping school.

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Truancy — Tru an*cy, n. The act of playing truant, or the state of being truant; as, addicted to truancy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truancy — index absence (nonattendance), dereliction, nonappearance, nonperformance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • truancy — 1784, from TRUANT (Cf. truant) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • truancy — [tro͞o′ən sē] n. 1. pl. truancies the act or an instance of playing truant 2. the state of being truant …   English World dictionary

  • Truancy — Truant redirects here. For the Alien Ant Farm album, see truANT. Hookey redirects here. For other uses, see Hookey (disambiguation). Truancy is any intentional unauthorized absence from compulsory schooling. The term typically describes absences… …   Wikipedia

  • truancy — [[t]tru͟ːənsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Truancy is the practice of children staying away from school without permission. Schools need to reduce levels of truancy …   English dictionary

  • truancy — tru|an|cy [ˈtru:ənsi] n [U] when students deliberately stay away from school without permission ▪ the school s truancy rate …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • truancy — noun the Board of Ed wants to know why truancy in the high school is at an all time high Syn: absenteeism, nonattendance, playing truant, truanting; informal playing hooky, skipping; booking out …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • truancy — truant ► NOUN ▪ a pupil who stays away from school without permission or explanation. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ wandering; straying. ► VERB (also play truant) ▪ (of a pupil) stay away from school without permission or explanation. DERIVATIVES truancy noun …   English terms dictionary

  • truancy — noun (plural cies) Date: 1784 an act or instance of playing truant ; the state of being truant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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