Examples of skedaddle in a Sentence
I've got to skedaddle or I'll be late.
we skedaddled as soon as we saw the snake entering our campsite
Origin and Etymology of skedaddle
probably alteration of British dialect scaddle to run off in a fright, from scaddle, adjective, wild, timid, skittish, from Middle English scathel, skadylle harmful, fierce, wild, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skathi harm — more at scathe
First Known Use: 1859See Words from the same year
SKEDADDLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of skedaddle for English Language Learners
: to leave a place very quickly
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