Hooky

Definition of Hooky

Hook´y   Pronunciation: hŎk´ŷ
a.1.Full of hooks; pertaining to hooks.
n.1.A word used only in the expression to play hooky, to be truant, to run away; - used mostly of youths absent from school without a valid reason and without the knowledge of their parents. Also (figuratively and jocosely), to be absent from duty for frivolous reasons.
This talk about boys . . . playing ball, and "hooky," and marbles, was all moonshine.
- F. Hopkinson Smith.

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AWOL, French leave, abscondence, absence, absence without leave, absentation, absenteeism, absenting, cut, day off, default, departure, disappearance, escape, excused absence, fleeing, furlough, holiday, leave, leave of absence, leaving, nonappearance, nonattendance, running away, sabbatical leave, sick leave, truancy, truantism, unexcused absence, vacation
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