hooky | hookey
This page is about the slang term hooky | hookey
(in phrase play hooky) to stay away from school or work without permission
- Let's play hooky tomorrow and go watch the golf. Things are pretty quiet at work anyway.
- When I was a kid, I was caught playing hookey when school inspectors nabbed us at the mall.
This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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Contributor: Matt Errey