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skedaddler

[ski-dad-ler] /skɪˈdæd lər/
noun, Informal.
1.
a person or thing that skedaddles.
2.
Canadian. a U.S. citizen who fled to Canada rather than serve in the armed forces during the American Civil War.
Origin of skedaddler
1860-1865
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65; skedaddle + -er1
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