Verb absquatulate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


absquatulate (third-person singular simple present absquatulates, present participle absquatulating, simple past and past participle absquatulated)

  1. (intransitive, slang) To leave quickly or in a hurry; to take oneself off; to decamp; to depart, flee. [3]
  2. (intransitive, slang) to abscond.

More definition: flee; abscond, The old prospector absquatulated with our picks and shovel.

1. (intransitive) to leave; decamp Word OriginC19, humorous formation as if from LatinCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1837, "Facetious U.S. coinage" [Weekley], perhaps rooted in mock-Latin negation of squat "to settle." Said to have been used by the U.S. Western character "Nimrod Wildfire" in the play "The Kentuckian," as re-written by British author William B. Bernard and staged in London in 183

3. Related, Absquatulated; absquatulating.

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