English of the Day: hookey

Slang of the Day

🔰hooky | hookey
🇺🇸American English

☑️Meaning: (in phrase play hooky) to stay away from school or work without permission

✨For example:

🔹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.

💥Variety: This slang term is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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