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[abˈskwäCHəˌlāt]VERB humorous

Origin: American English, 1830s

NORTH AMERICAN absquatulates (third person present) ·

absquatulated (past tense) · absquatulated (past participle) · absquatulating (present participle)

leave abruptly.”some overthrown dictator who had absquatulated to the U.S.A.”


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

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