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skedaddler

[ski-dad-ler]
noun Informal.
  1. a person or thing that skedaddles.
  2. Canadian. a U.S. citizen who fled to Canada rather than serve in the armed forces during the American Civil War.
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Origin of skedaddler

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; skedaddle + -er1
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