Hooky

Hook"y

(hk"), n.
[Written also hookey.]
[Cf. Hook, v. t., 3.] A word used only in the expression to play hooky, to be truant, to run away; -- used mostly of youths absent from school without a valid reason and without the knowledge of their parents. Also (figuratively and jocosely), to be absent from duty for frivolous reasons.
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

This talk about boys . . . playing ball, and "hooky," and marbles, was all moonshine.
F. Hopkinson Smith.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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