absquatulation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

absquatulate +‎ -tion

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈzkwɑt͡ʃ.ʊ.leɪ.ʃn̩/, /æbˈskwɑt͡ʃ.ʊ.leɪ.ʃn̩/, /æbˈskwɑt͡ʃ.ə.leɪ.ʃn̩/, /æbˈzkwɑt͡ʃ.ə.leɪ.ʃn̩/

Noun[edit]

absquatulation (plural absquatulations)

  1. The act of absquatulating; hasty departure. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9