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absquatulate

[ ab-skwoch-uh-leyt ]
/ 忙b藞skw蓲t蕛 蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used without object), ab路squat路u路lat路ed, ab路squat路u路lat路ing.Slang.
to flee; abscond: The old prospector absquatulated with our picks and shovel.
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Origin of absquatulate

1820鈥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路squat路u路lat路er, nounab路squat路u路la路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for absquatulate

absquatulate
/ (忙b藞skw蓲tj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to leave; decamp

Word Origin for absquatulate

C19: humorous formation as if from Latin
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