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bugout

[buhg-out] /ˈbʌgˌaʊt/
noun
1.
Military Slang. a hasty retreat from combat, especially in defiance of orders.
2.
Slang. a person who absents himself or herself from duties or obligations.
Origin of bugout
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; noun use of verb phrase bug out leave
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Slang definitions & phrases for bugout

bugout

modifier

: a bugout plan

noun

  1. A person who usually withdraws and evades; a slacker
  2. A military retreat (Korean War Army)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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