skedaddler

[ski-dad-ler]

noun Informal.

a person or thing that skedaddles.
Canadian. a U.S. citizen who fled to Canada rather than serve in the armed forces during the American Civil War.

Origin of skedaddler

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