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. ^ “absquatulation” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 9.