intransitive verb
ab·​squat·​u·​late | \ abzˈkwächəˌlāt, abˈsk- \

Definition of absquatulate

1 slang : decamp a frontiersman preparing to absquatulate and head for the wilderness
2 slang : abscond the cashier absquatulated with the funds

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absquatulation \ (ˌ)⸗ˌ⸗⸗ˈlāshən \ noun, plural -s slang

First Known Use of absquatulate

circa 1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for absquatulate

ab- entry 1 + squat + -ulate (as in speculate)

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“Absquatulate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absquatulate. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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