To stay away from work and duty, or esp from school without an excuse; be truant
[1848+; probably fr hook it]
Be absent from school or some other obligation without permission, as in It was such a beautiful day that Herb played hooky from work. In this term, the noun hooky may have come from the phrase hook it, meaning “escape.” [ Mid-1800s ]
[pley-hous] /ˈpleɪˌhaʊs/ noun, plural playhouses [pley-hou-ziz] /ˈpleɪˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA) 1. a theater. 2. a small house for children to play in. 3. a toy house. /ˈpleɪˌhaʊs/ noun 1. a theatre where live dramatic performances are given 2. a toy house, small room, etc, for children to play in n. late Old English pleghus; see […]
noun 1. one of the conventional set of 52 cards in four suits, as diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs, used in playing various games of chance and skill. 2. one of any set or pack of cards used in playing games. noun 1. one of a pack of 52 rectangular stiff cards, used for playing […]
noun 1. an expanse of level ground, as in a park or stadium, where athletic events are held. noun 1. (mainly Brit) a field or open space used for sport
noun, Bridge. 1. a card in a hand considered as likely to take a trick, assuming that the player who holds the hand or that player’s partner is the declarer.