amscray

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

amscray (third-person singular simple present amscrays, present participle amscraying, simple past and past participle amscrayed)

  1. To go away.
    Get out of here! Amscray! [1945]
    • 1945 – Anne Ferring Weatherly: Two Gentleman and a Verona: A Comedy in Three Acts, p. 99
      "Brownie. (Backed to D.R.; looking from one to the other.) Sa-ay, am I interrupting anything?
      Verona. (Smiling; lightly.) Yes, you are! 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 []

Usage notes[edit]

Most often used in the imperative form.

Synonyms[edit]