amscray

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Etymology[edit]

Pig Latin version of scram; possibly the only Pig Latin phrase to enter common American English besides ixnay.

Verb[edit]

amscray

  1. To go away. Most often used in the imperative form.
    Get out of here! Amscray!
    • 1978 — Shirley Nelson: The Last Year of the War [1] (page 46)
      It made her nervous. She considered wheeling on him with a glare and an icy whisper: “Amscray, Buster!”
    • 1981 — John Updike: Rabbit is Rich
      Charlie nods. “Amscray. I got some sorting out to do myself.[...]”

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