hooky vs truancy what difference

what is difference between hooky and truancy

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhʊki/
  • Homophones: hookey, hookie
  • Rhymes: -ʊki

Etymology 1

Attested in 1848 in New York City. Most likely from Dutch hoekje (nook, corner; ‘spot to hide’ in hide-and-seek). Formerly, “hoekje spelen” could be used to mean “to play hide-and-seek”, though the common term for the game nowadays is verstoppertje.

Noun

hooky (uncountable)

  1. Absence from school or work; truancy. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
Synonyms
  • See Thesaurus:truancy
Derived terms
  • play hooky

Etymology 2

From hook +‎ -y.

Adjective

hooky (comparative hookier, superlative hookiest)

  1. Full of hooks (all senses).
  2. Shaped like or resembling a hook; hooked.

Anagrams

  • hokyo


English

Etymology

truant +‎ -cy

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʊənsi

Noun

truancy (countable and uncountable, plural truancies)

  1. The act of shirking from responsibilities and duties, especially from attending school.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:truancy

Derived terms

  • antitruancy

Translations

See also

  • absenteeism
  • play hooky

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