verb[no object] • informal
- Depart quickly or hurriedly; run away: when he saw us, he skedaddledMore example sentences
- They unlocked the door and I skedaddled out past the yellow tape perimeter and then scrambled home.
- Then Iris and I got dressed, went and picked up the kids from their mum's and we skedaddled off to the airport to pick up my sister Susannah, arriving for her Christmas visit.
- While Monica and Ken take center stage again in Washington, Bill and his trusty sidekick Al have skedaddled to Asia.
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mid 19th century: of unknown origin.