Skive vs Truant - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between skive and truant
is that skive
is the iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem while truant
is one who is absent without permission, especially from school.
As verbs the difference between skive and truant
is that skive
is to pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather) while truant
is to play truant.
As an adjective truant is
absent without permission, especially from school.
The iron lap used by diamond polishers in finishing the facets of the gem.
* 2009 , Nicoline van der Sijs, Cookies, Coleslaw, and Stoops: The Influence of Dutch on the North American Languages ,
- Thus, American diamond cutters would talk of a skive (after Dutch schijf ), where their British colleagues would say disk or wheel.
To pare or shave off the rough or thick parts of (hides or leather).
(British) To avoid one's lessons or, sometimes, work. Chiefly at school or university.
* 2006 , The Economist,
Young offenders: Arrested development
- Truancies, rather bewilderingly, have risen among children on the programme; the government hopes this is because children skive more as they get older.
a disc (UK) or disk (US)
a washer (small disc with a hole in the middle )
a slice (e.g. slice of bread )
Absent without permission, especially from school.
Wandering from business or duty; straying; loitering; idle, and shirking duty.
*1603+ , (William Shakespeare), (Hamlet) , Act 1, Scene 2
*:A truant disposition, good my lord.
*1772 , , p.149
*:While truant Jove, in infant pride, / Play'd barefoot on Olympus' side.
*:Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes.
* truant officer
One who is absent without permission, especially from school.
* play truant
To play truant.
To idle away; to waste.
- the number of schoolchildren known to have truanted
To idle away time.
- I dare not be the author / Of truanting the time.
- By this means they lost their time and truanted on the fundamental grounds of saving knowledge.