es·​cap·​ol·​o·​gy i-ˌskā-ˈpä-lə-jē How to pronounce escapology (audio)
: the art or practice of escaping
escapologist noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After so many other feats of escapology, there is little reason to expect that he will be held accountable in any meaningful way. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 24 Mar. 2022 Escapology, an entertainment retailer, plans to open a 7,070-square-foot location, while Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory will take 1,366 square feet. Paul Owers,, 28 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of escapology was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Escapology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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