Other Word Forms of Truant
Origin of Truant
From Middle English truant, truand, trewande, trowant (= Middle Dutch trouwant, trawant, truwant), from Old French truand, truant (“a vagabond, beggar, rogue", also "beggarly, roguish"), of Celtic origin, perhaps from Gaulish *trugan, or from Breton truan. Cognate with Scottish Gaelic truaghan, Irish trogha (“destitute"), trogán, Breton truc (“beggar"), Welsh tru.
Middle English beggar from Old French terə-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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