Word Of The Day -absquatulate

absquatulate

VERB

North American 
humorous 

no object, with adverbial Leave abruptly.

EXAMPLES IN USE: Credit Oxford Living Dictionaries

  • ‘some overthrown dictator who had absquatulated to the USA’
  • ‘When I find out where Colonel Prosyonni went when he absquatulated, it will be a moot point.’
  • ‘One of the drug runners somehow escaped into the brush and Moss discovers him dead in the catclaw with a satchel stuffed with $2.5 million cash with which Moss absquatulates.’
  • ‘Paul was middle aged and a successful London financier with teenage children when he absquatulated to Paris to become a painter.’
  • ‘He [an old bull-walrus] heard us, and lazily awakening, raised his head and prepared to absquatulate.’
  • ‘This line aroused such fury in the local church matrons that Mark Twain thought it was time ‘to get lost – so I absquatulated.’’
  • ‘The hotel manager figures the only way out is to absquatulate with some of the mobster’s money and the mobster’s wife; the mobster thinks the hotel manager and the wife should indeed absquatulate.’
  • ‘It is particularly fun in conjunction with absquatulate, as in ‘I shall now absquatulate without further cunctation.’’
  • ‘Actually, absquatulate means to leave hurriedly, with the implication that one is being pursued.’
  • ‘America did not gain its preeminent status in the global economy by putting its tail between its legs and wimpishly absquatulating into the cozy embrace of socialism every time a foreign competitor offered lower cost or greater quality.’
  • ‘I figured he had absquatulated with my money and to chalk this up to experience.’
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Comment (9)

      1. Oh yeah. Maybe I should change the name on it so he’s not offended.
        He’s never been successful though, won’t connect with that will he.
        Not like he’ll be in the word of the day anyway. I’ll be cool as long as nobody tags him.

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