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truant officer

a public-school official who investigates unauthorized absences from school.
Also called attendance officer.
Origin of truant officer
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.

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