scarper

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verb scar·per \ˈskär-pər\

Definition of scarper

British

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  flee, run away; broadly :  leave, depart

Examples of scarper in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of scarper

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


First Known Use: circa 1846



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