follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

truant officer

noun
1.
a public-school official who investigates unauthorized absences from school.
Also called attendance officer.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75, Americanism
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for truant officer
  • Kids playing hooky and the truant officer gets his comeuppance in the end.
  • If there was no improvement, the student was referred to the truant officer.
  • Prior to being elected mayor, he was the city's truant officer for seventeen years.
  • Acting on this information, the coordinator ordered an investigation by the district's truant officer.
  • Sometimes, a truant officer would come along and ask questions.
  • The security officer took a newly created position as a truant officer, so another security officer joined the group.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for truant officer

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for truant

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for truant officer