scarper

scarper

[skahr-per]
verb (used without object) British.
to flee or depart suddenly, especially without having paid one's bills.

Origin:
1840–50; orig. argot, probably < PolariItalian scappare to flee (see escape)

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scarper (ˈskɑːpə)
 
vb
1.  to depart in haste
 
n
2.  a hasty departure
 
[C19: probably an adaptation of Italian scappare to escape; perhaps influenced by folk etymology Scapa Flow Cockney rhyming slang for go]

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