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Definition of the verb absquatulate

What does absquatulate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: absquatulated | absquatulating | absquatulates

  1. run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along

Alternative definition of the verb absquatulate


  1. [intransitive] To leave quickly or in a hurry; to take oneself off; to decamp; to depart.
  2. [transitive] To cause to absquatulate.
  3. [intransitive] To die.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Absquatulate

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Google previewThe Kiss of Judice: The Constitution Betrayed: A Coroner's Inquest and Report [Vol. 4] (2013)

by Judge Douglass H. Bartley

ABSQUATULATE is the right person at this time for the critical position of attorney general of the United States. SEN. PUBLIUS: “Critical” may be accurate in a practical sense, but in a constitutional sense, the word is a gross overstatement.

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)

by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Abregoyns — Absquatulate. 9 Absquatulate — Abusive. A busive — A ccommodation . Accommodation. Abregoyns (American). Bartlett spells this corruption of " aborigines" as Abergoins or Abro- gans.

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

abscotchalater *, see ABSQUATULATE. absence without leave, give (one) . To discharge (one) suddenly from employment: from ca 1820; ob. absent without leave . (Of one) having absconded: from ca 1860. 2. In c., escaped from prison: id .

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1889)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

Absquatulate (American), to disappear, to run away, to abscond. The reverse of to "squat," from ab and squat, originally settlers' slang for abandoning a location when fearing an unwelcome visitation, and settling on a more remote spot. You'll ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant, And, Vulgar Words (1860)

Preceded by a History of Cant and Vulgar Language : with Glossaries of Two Secret Languages by John C. Hotten

ABSQUATULATE, to run away, or abscond ; a hybrid American expression, from the Latin ab, and "squat," to settle. ADAM'S ALE, water. — English. The Scotch term is adam's wink. AGGERAWATORS (corruption of Aggravators), the greasy ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

absquatulate Applied to issues and not to individuals, however, nonpartisan and above politics are synonymous. Politicians occasionally place themselves above politics when they feel they no longer need political allies, when they are ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms (2000)

by Robert Hendrickson

absquatulate An old expression, obsolete except in a historical sense, that may have originated in Kentucky in the early 19th century and means to depart, especially in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English (1905)

Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley

Absquatulate. Absence (Eton). Names - calling. (1856.) Absent. Absent without leave, of one who has broken prison, or absconded. Absentee. A convict. Absent- minded Beggar. Tommy Atkins ( q. v. ): popularised by Kipling's verses in aid of ...

Google previewThe Highly Selective Dictionary for the Extraordinarily Literate (2009)

by Eugene Ehrlich

Simply read aloud andlistento the tintinnabulation of the moreearrinsing entries you are aboutto encounter: absquatulate, anthrophagous ...

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer


Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

ingestion, reception, retention 10 engagement, exhaustion, intentness, saturation absorption__: 4 band, edge 5 limit 6 nebula absquatulate: 3 run 4 flee abstain: 4 curb, fast, shun 5 avoid, cease, evade, forgo, spurn 6 abjure, desist, eschew, ...

Google previewCollins Rhyming Dictionary (2014)

by Rosalind Fergusson

intoxicate, consolidate, deconsecrate, approximate, abominate, predominate, denominate,indoctrinate, hydrogenate, depopulate, repopulate, inoculate, absquatulate, expostulate,*overcompensate, discombobulate 7.44 altercate, Watergate, ...

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Absquatulate Meaning

Video shows what absquatulate means. To leave quickly or in a hurry; to take oneself off; to decamp; to depart, flee.. to abscond.. absquatulate pronunciation.

Scrabble value of A1B3S1Q10U1A1T1U1L1A1T1E1

The value of this 12-letter word is 23 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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