Definition of absquatulate in English:

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absquatulate

Pronunciation: /əbˈskwɒtʃʊleɪt/ /əbˈskwɒtjʊleɪt/

verb

[no object, with adverbial] humorous, chiefly North American
Leave abruptly: some overthrown dictator who had absquatulated to the USA
More example sentences
  • When I find out where Colonel Prosyonni went when he absquatulated, it will be a moot point.
  • Actually, absquatulate means to leave hurriedly, with the implication that one is being pursued.
  • He [an old bull-walrus] heard us, and lazily awakening, raised his head and prepared to absquatulate.

Derivatives

absquatulation

Pronunciation: /əbskwɒtjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • It went downhill after its deplorable absquatulation to North Kingstown, in 1964.
  • Bailey Beadle, senior partner of Beadle and Tatum, a South Florida private investigating firm specializing in cases of provoked absquatulation, was mulling over his morning mail.
  • When Gwenyth Paltrow perfected a flawless English accent to accompany her brilliant acting in Emma, eyes turned and casting began with absquatulation.

Origin

Mid 19th century: blend (simulating a Latin form) of abscond, squattle 'squat down', and perambulate.

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