Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma
the action of going away suddenly and squatting somewhere; making off, decamping
If the actress does not make an appearance soon, her fans will imagine a total absquatulation.
an Americanism simulating a Latin formulation
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.