ABSQUATULATE:from the Oxford dictionary

absquatulateLine breaks: ab|squatu|late

Pronunciation: /əbˈskwɒtʃʊleɪt/ /əbˈskwɒtjʊleɪt/

Definition of absquatulate in English:


[NO OBJECT, WITH ADVERBIAL] humorous, chiefly North American

Leave abruptly:some overthrown dictator who had absquatulated to the USA


Pronunciation: /əbskwɒtjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/



Mid 19th century: blend (simulating a Latin form) of abscond, squattle ‘squat down’, and perambulate.

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