- n. 旷课者；懒惰的人
- adj. 旷课的；偷懒的
- vi. 逃学；偷懒，逃避责任
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2. 香港电影：《逃学英雄传》：《Truant Heroes》。
- truant:  A truant was originally a ‘beggar’ or ‘vagrant’. The word was borrowed from Old French truant ‘vagabond’, which in turn came from Gaulish trugant- (amongst its Celtic relatives are Gaelic trudanach ‘vagabond’ and Welsh truan ‘wretched’). The word was not applied to absconding schoolchildren until the 15th century.
- truant (n.)
- c. 1200, "beggar, vagabond," from Old French truant "beggar, rogue" (12c.), as an adjective, "wretched, miserable, of low caste," from Gaulish *trougant- (compare Breton *truan, later truant "vagabond," Welsh truan "wretch," Gaelic truaghan "wretched"), of uncertain origin. Compare Spanish truhan "buffoon," from same source. Meaning "one who wanders from an appointed place," especially "a child who stays away from school without leave" is first attested mid-15c.
- truant (adj.)
- "idle, loitering, given to shirking duty or business," 1540s, from truant (n.).
- 1. She was getting into trouble over playing truant from school.
- 2. I found the truant throwing stones in the river.
- 3. How dared you to play truant!
- 4. He was reprimanded for playing truant.
- 5. My father gave me a thick ear when he heard I'd been playing truant.
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