Calzephyr (calzephyr77) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday Word: absquatulate

Absquatulate - verb. Just another humorous word meaning to flee or abscond. Or, vamoose, hightail it, bolt, scram, vanish or cheese it.

The mock Latin word is said to have been spoken by a character named Nimrod Wildfire in William B. Bernard's play, "The Kentuckian" in 1833.
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