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Synonyms for hooky

an unexcused absence

Synonyms for hooky

failure to attend (especially school)


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It's a helluva lot darker than 24 Hour Party People which told the story of our involvement with Factory Records," said Hooky.
Hooky, 40, former bass guitarist with New Order, was dumped from the programme after the couple's stormy two-year marriage hit the rocks.
Steven Musser and Maureen Gilbert, the new proprietors of the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, invite visitors to play hooky from school, work, stress or boredom.
A vet concluded that Hooky did not die instantaneously and would have been in great pain after the attack.
The Belford Rag Rug Group are three-quarters of the way through a hooky mat representation of a carpet page from the Gospels.
By Sunday morning two Irish guys had swapped their green shirts and were heading for Dublin wearing second hand Hooky tees.
So Hooky took the ball, kicked it into touch and the referee blew up.
Rivers Cuomo taps into feelings of inadequacy and heartbreak on this latest round of hooky pop anthems that recalls Weezer circa the '90s.
To be honest I think he was so ill at that time that we knew it was coming to an end anyway,' said Peter Hook, affectionately known as Hooky, who had been in the band since they played their first gig as Warsaw in May 1977.
But I am looking forward to playing with Leigh and Hooky.
On the flip, the driving Treble Agency has stabbing piano chords, retro snares and a hooky horn section that crashes in over edgy beats.
No, except for the little matter of letting hooky films stray onto her claim.
I dropped in at a course for proggy and hooky rug making in Lucker village hall.
Readers Julie Hutchinson, 32, from Newcastle and Peter Hoskin, 50, from North Shields hung out with Hooky during the show.
From ``Sex Is Not the Enemy'' to ``Boys Wanna Fight,'' the songs are not as much hooky singles as previous songs like ``Queer,'' ``Only Happy When It Rains'' or ``Special,'' but are darker than anything the band has previously put out - and more topical both socially and politically.