charley wag n.
to play truant.
|Life and Adventures of a Cheap Jack 57: Joe being [...] the greatest rapscallion and ringleader of all mischief, and at all times readier to play the ‘Charley Wag’ than to be the first in any prominent position in his class or form.|
|Taunton Courier 25 Sept. n.p.: A couple of youngsters [...] owned up to playing ‘the Charley wag’.|