absquatulate

absquatulate

[ab-skwoch-uh-leyt]
verb (used without object), absquatulated, absquatulating. Slang.
to flee; abscond: The old prospector absquatulated with our picks and shovel.

Origin:
1820–30; pseudo-Latinism, from ab-, squat, and -ulate, paralleling Latin-derived words with initial abs- (e.g., abscond, abstention) and final -tulate (e.g., congratulate)

absquatulater, noun
absquatulation, noun
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absquatulate (æbˈskwɒtjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
(intr) to leave; decamp
 
[C19: humorous formation as if from Latin]

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absquatulate
1837, "Facetious U.S. coinage" [Weekley], perhaps rooted in mock-Latin negation of squat "to settle."
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