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Meaning of HOOKY

Pronunciation:  'hûkee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  failure to attend (especially school)
 

HOOKY is a 5 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: truancy
 
 See Also: nonattendance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Hook"y\, a.
    Full of hooks; pertaining to hooks.
    
    
  2. \Hook"y\, n. [Written also {hookey}.] [Cf. {Hook}, v. t.,
    3.]
    A word used only in the expression to play hooky, to run
    away, to play truant.
    
          This talk about boys . . . playing ball, and ``hooky,''
          and marbles, was all moonshine.          --F. Hopkinson
                                                   Smith.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abscondence, absence, absence without leave, absentation, absenteeism, absenting, AWOL, cut, day off, default, departure, disappearance, escape, excused absence, fleeing, French leave, furlough, holiday, leave, leave of absence, leaving, nonappearance, nonattendance, running away, sabbatical leave, sick leave, truancy, truantism, unexcused absence, vacation
 

 

 

 

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