skedaddle

[ ski-dad-l ]
/ skɪˈdæd l /
Informal.

verb (used without object), ske·dad·dled, ske·dad·dling.

to run away hurriedly; flee.

noun

a hasty flight.

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Origin of skedaddle

1860–65, Americanism; compare dial. (Scots, N England) skedaddle to spill, scatter, skiddle to move away quickly

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British Dictionary definitions for skedaddle

skedaddle
/ (skɪˈdædəl) informal /

verb

(intr) to run off hastily

noun

a hasty retreat

Word Origin for skedaddle

C19: of unknown origin
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