/ (ˈskeɪs) /

  1. do a Skase Australian informal to skip the country while owing a large amount of money

Origin of Skase

C20: after the Australian businessman Christopher Skase (1948–2001), who fled Australia after the collapse of his business empire, owing millions of dollars

Words Nearby Skase

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How to use Skase in a sentence

  • Up-and-down men are Skase, but the horizontal are less skaser.

    Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings | Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • We beleaf in the spirits of just men—but beleaf they ar Skase.

    Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings | Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • There was paintin', and poetry, and music—but them warn't of no account in a new country where money was Skase.

  • "Ay, it mun be Skase or else I should ha' had a speciment i' my musaum," Jammie said.

    Lancashire Humour | Thomas Newbigging
  • Earthli glory is sum like potatoze on very ritch sile,—top plenty,—tater Skase.

    Josh Billings on Ice | Henry Wheeler Shaw