scarper

verb scar·per \ ˈskär-pər \

Definition of scarper

intransitive verb
British
: 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


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