What does the word truant mean?

Usage examples for truant

  1. But his eyes played truant. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  2. " You have a truant look about you, Sir Tilton," laughed Vaura; " do you foresee a fair woman's frown for your absence?" – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  3. During his last winter at school, he frequently took long tramps in the woods in the hours when he should have been at his books, and was finally taken to task by his chum for the bad example he was setting the younger boys by playing truant. – Dick in the Everglades by A. W. Dimock