absquatulate

[ ab-skwoch-uh-leyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF absquatulate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABSQUATULATE

Then when some one laughed she added, "You say 'absquatulate' over here, don't you?"

In the 40's to absquatulate was in good usage, but it has since disappeared.

Absquatulate was a big word, but she understood it, having come across it one day in the Dictionary.

Prudence warned them to absquatulate, and they determined to cut their lucky, before the inevitable dénouement.

The hybrid but expressive Americanism absquatulate, means to clear off; the reverse of to squat.

To "vamose the ranch" means to clear out, to depart, to cut stick, to absquatulate.

WORD ORIGIN

1837, "Facetious U.S. coinage" [Weekley], perhaps rooted in mock-Latin negation of squat "to settle." Said to have been used by the U.S. Western character "Nimrod Wildfire" in the play "The Kentuckian," as re-written by British author William B. Bernard and staged in London in 1833. Related: Absquatulated; absquatulating.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.