play hooky

play hooky
to fail to attend school or some other event. •

Why aren't you in school? Are you playing hooky?

I don't have time for the sales meeting today, so I think I'll just play hooky.

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{v. phr.}, {informal} To stay out of school to play. * /Carl is failing in school because he has played hooky so many times during the year./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • play hooky — {v. phr.}, {informal} To stay out of school to play. * /Carl is failing in school because he has played hooky so many times during the year./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play hooky — ☆ play hooky or play hookey n. see HOOKY * * * …   Universalium

  • play hooky — If people play hooky, they don t attend school when they should and don t have a valid reason for their absence …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • play hooky — ☆ play hooky or play hookey n. see HOOKY …   English World dictionary

  • play hooky — verb play truant from work or school The boy often plays hooky • Syn: ↑bunk off • Usage Domain: ↑slang, ↑cant, ↑jargon, ↑lingo, ↑argot, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • play hooky —    If people play hooky, they don t attend school when they should and don t have a valid reason for their absence.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • play hooky — [...”huki] tv. to not go to school; to not keep an appointment. □ I played hooky today and did not go to work. □ Tommy is probably playing hooky from school again …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • play\ hooky — v. phr. informal To stay out of school to play. Carl is failing in school because he has played hooky so many times during the year …   Словарь американских идиом

  • play hooky — vb American to play truant. Hooky (or hookey ) is related to the cockney hook it: to take to one s heels , escape …   Contemporary slang

  • play hooky — verb (US) To miss school, work, or other duties without permission or an excuse. Plenty of people played hooky from work to go see the movie on opening day …   Wiktionary


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