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absquatulate

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Etymology

Blended jocular mock-Latin word. Arose in America in the 19th century (about 1837). Probably made up of the following parts: The Latin adverb and prefix ab, "away (from)", (maybe taken from abscond), the suffix -ate (maybe taken from perambulate or undulate), and the middle portion, "squatul", which might be a derivation of to squat.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to absquatulate

Third person singular
absquatulat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to absquatulate (third-person singular simple present absquatulat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To leave quickly or in a hurry; to take oneself off; to decamp; to depart.
  2. (intransitive) To cause to absquatulate.
  3. (intransitive) To die.

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