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scarper

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intransitive verb scar·per \ˈskär-pər\

Definition of scarper

British

  1. :  flee, run away; broadly :  leave, depart



Examples of scarper

  1. <I went looking for Sally at the pub, but she'd scarpered.>



Origin of scarper

probably ultimately from Italian scappare, from Vulgar Latin *excappare — more at escape


First Known Use: circa 1846

Rhymes with scarper


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