abscotchalater

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

UK C19. From US absquatulate +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

abscotchalater (plural abscotchalaters)

  1. (archaic, thieves' cant) Someone hiding from the police.

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References[edit]

  • “abscotchalater” in Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors, A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant, volume I (A–K), Edinburgh: The Ballantyne Press, 1889–1890, page 9.
  • Farmer, John Stephen (1890) Slang and Its Analogues[1], volume 1, page 12