Synonyms for absquatulate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ab-skwoch-uh-leyt
Phonetic Transcription : æbˈskwɒtʃ əˌleɪt

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Définition of absquatulate

Origin :
  • 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 1833. Related: Absquatulated; absquatulating.
  • verb escape
Example sentences :
  • Then when some one laughed she added, "You say 'absquatulate' over here, don't you?"
  • Extract from : « In the High Valley » by Susan Coolidge
  • In the 40's to absquatulate was in good usage, but it has since disappeared.
  • Extract from : « The American Language » by Henry L. Mencken
  • Absquatulate was a big word, but she understood it, having come across it one day in the Dictionary.
  • Extract from : « The Poor Little Rich Girl » by Eleanor Gates
  • Prudence warned them to absquatulate, and they determined to cut their lucky, before the inevitable dénouement.
  • Extract from : « Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion » by G. Hamilton-Browne
  • The hybrid but expressive Americanism absquatulate, means to clear off; the reverse of to squat.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • To "vamose the ranch" means to clear out, to depart, to cut stick, to absquatulate.
  • Extract from : « Across America » by James F. Rusling

Antonyms for absquatulate

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