scarper


scar·per

intransitive verb \ˈskär-pər\

Definition of SCARPER

British
:  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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