Definition of skedaddle in English:


Syllabification: ske·dad·dle
Pronunciation: /skiˈdadl


[no object] informal
Depart quickly or hurriedly; run away: when he saw us, he skedaddled
More 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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A hurried departure or flight.


mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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