escapology

[ ih-skey-pol-uh-jee, es-key- ]
/ ɪ skeɪˈpɒl ə dʒi, ˌɛs keɪ- /

noun Chiefly British.

the method or skill of extricating oneself from handcuffs, chains, etc., as of a magician or other performer.

Origin of escapology

First recorded in 1935–40; escape + -o- + -logy

Related forms

es·cap·ol·o·gist, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for escapologist

escapologist

/ (ˌɛskəˈpɒlədʒɪst) /

noun

an entertainer who specializes in freeing himself or herself from confinementAlso called: escape artist

Derived Forms

escapology, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012