skedaddle

[ski-dad-l] Informal.
verb (used without object), skedaddled, skedaddling.
1.
to run away hurriedly; flee.
noun
2.
a hasty flight.

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism; compare dial. (Scots, N England) skedaddle to spill, scatter, skiddle to move away quickly

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skedaddle (skɪˈdædəl)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to run off hastily
 
n
2.  a hasty retreat
 
[C19: of unknown origin]

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skedaddle
"to run away," 1861, American Civil War military slang, of unknown origin, perhaps connected to earlier use in northern England dialect with a meaning "to spill."
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Of course they will skedaddle if they figure the jig is up.
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