Absquatulate Definition

ăb-skwŏchə-lāt
absquatulates
verb
To depart in a hurry; abscond.
American Heritage
To die.
American Heritage

Origin of Absquatulate

  • 1830s US, jocular mock-Latin word. Blend of abscond,"Ž squat, and perambulate, as ab- (“away (from)") (as in abscond) + squat + *-ulate (as in perambulate, properly -ate), hence meaning “get up (from a squat) and depart (quickly)". Middle portion perhaps influenced by -le (“(frequentative)") and dialectical squattle (“depart"); compare contemporary skedaddle.

    From Wiktionary

  • Mock-Latinate formation (perhaps influenced by abscond) purporting to mean “to go off and squat elsewhere” ab- squat -ulate (as in perambulate)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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