Definition of Hooky

1. Noun. Failure to attend (especially school).

Exact synonyms: Truancy
Generic synonyms: Nonattendance
Derivative terms: Truant



Definition of Hooky

1. a. Full of hooks; pertaining to hooks.

2. n. A word used only in the expression to play hooky, to run away, to play truant.

Definition of Hooky

1. Noun. Absence from school or work. ¹

2. Adjective. Full of hooks. ¹

3. Adjective. Shaped like a hook. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hooky

1. full of hooks [adj HOOKIER, HOOKIEST] / truancy [n HOOKIES] - See also: truancy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hooky

hooknosed
hooknoses
hooks
hooks and eyes
hooks up
hookswitch
hookswitches
hooktop heng
hookups
hookworm
hookworm anaemia
hookworm disease
hookworm infections
hookworms
hooky (current term)
hooky-playing
hooky player
hooley
hooleys
hoolican
hoolicans
hoolie
hoolier
hoolies
hooliest
hooligan
hooliganism
hooliganisms
hooligans

Literary usage of Hooky

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. My Quarter Century of American Politics by Champ Clark (1920)
"CHAPTER IV First really great man I ever saw — Played "hooky" to hear political ... I played hooky to hear them speak. Governor Bramlett was a large, ..."

2. The Beginnings of Poetry by Francis Barton Gummere (1901)
"hooky, hooky,1 we have shorn, And we have bound, And we have brought Harvest Home to town. The tendency to put popular and traditional songs into a play was ..."

3. Our Boys and Girls by Oliver Optic (1871)
"But I was to tell you about hooky. Said Hal, one day, — " Father, wouldn't you like a Bat for our collection ? I can get one to-night at the sawmill. ..."

4. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes ; with Additional Notes by Isaac Reed, Robert Dodsley, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1825)
"It seems probable that this was a harvest-home song, usually sung by reapers in the country : the chorus or burden, " hooky, hooky," ixc. is still heard in ..."

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