play hookey

play hookey
 Play truant

A concise dictionary of English slang (2nd edition) . . 2015.

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  • play hookey — N. Amer. informal play truant. → hookey …   English new terms dictionary

  • play hookey — see hookey …   Useful english dictionary

  • play hookey — verb to be absent without permission, especially from school …   Wiktionary

  • Play hookey — be unjustifiably absent from school, work, etc …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • play hookey — Australian Slang be unjustifiably absent from school, work, etc …   English dialects glossary

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

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

  • play — v. & n. v. 1 intr. (often foll. by with) occupy or amuse oneself pleasantly with some recreation, game, exercise, etc. 2 intr. (foll. by with) act light heartedly or flippantly (with feelings etc.). 3 tr. a perform on or be able to perform on (a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hookey — n. (also hooky) US Phrases and idioms: blind hookey a gambling guessing game at cards. play hookey sl. play truant. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn …   Useful english dictionary

  • hookey — (also hooky) noun (in phr. play hookey) N. Amer. informal play truant. Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

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