meaning of absquatulate

absquatulate meaning in General Dictionary

To take people self off to decamp

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  • try to escape; typically includes using anything or a person along
  • To take a person's self off; to decamp.

absquatulate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1837, "Facetious U.S. coinage" [Weekley], maybe based on a mock-Latin negation of squat "to stay." Believed to being utilized by the U.S. west personality "Nimrod Wildfire" into the play "The Kentuckian," as re-written by British author William B. Bernard and staged in London in 1833. Relevant: Absquatulated; absquatulating.


absquatulate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) To take a person's self off; to decamp.