play hooky

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EtymologyEdit

See hooky for its origin; the construction of the phrase is in the same vein as play truant.

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play hooky

  1. (idiomatic) (US) To play truant; to avoid (informally: skip) school, work, or other duties (stay away from these without permission or an excuse); to skive (UK).
    Plenty of people played hooky from work to go see the movie on opening day.

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 07:00