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absquatulate

[ ab-skwoch-uh-leyt ]
/ æbˈskwɒtʃ əˌleɪt /
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verb (used without object), ab·squat·u·lat·ed, ab·squat·u·lat·ing.Slang.

to flee; abscond: The old prospector absquatulated with our picks and shovel.

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Origin of absquatulate

1820–30; pseudo-Latinism, from ab-, squat, and -ulate, paralleling Latin-derived words with initial abs- (e.g., abscond, abstention) and final -tulate (e.g., congratulate)

OTHER WORDS FROM absquatulate

ab·squat·u·lat·er, nounab·squat·u·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for absquatulate

absquatulate
/ (æbˈskwɒtjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

(intr) to leave; decamp

Word Origin for absquatulate

C19: humorous formation as if from Latin
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