verb (used without object), ab·squat·u·lat·ed, ab·squat·u·lat·ing. Slang.
- absorption edge,
- absorption hygrometer,
- absorption spectrum,
Origin of absquatulate
Examples from the Web for absquatulate
Then when some one laughed she added, "You say 'absquatulate' over here, don't you?"In the High Valley|Susan Coolidge
Prudence warned them to absquatulate, and they determined to cut their lucky, before the inevitable dénouement.Camp Fire Yarns of the Lost Legion|G. Hamilton-Browne
The hybrid but expressive Americanism absquatulate, means to clear off; the reverse of to squat.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
To "vamose the ranch" means to clear out, to depart, to cut stick, to absquatulate.Across America|James F. Rusling
In the 40's to absquatulate was in good usage, but it has since disappeared.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
Word Origin for absquatulate
1837, "Facetious U.S. coinage" [Weekley], perhaps rooted in mock-Latin negation of squat "to settle." Said to have been used by the U.S. Western character "Nimrod Wildfire" in the play "The Kentuckian," as re-written by British author William B. Bernard and staged in London in 1833. Related: Absquatulated; absquatulating.