Word of the day: Absquatulate

(v.) /əbˈskwɒtjʊleɪt/

This one makes me giggle every time I see it, which, to be fair, is not often. I figured everyone can use a good chuckle on a Monday, so I hope you find it as amusing as I do. Absquatulate means to leave abruptly, often with the connotation of avoiding pursuit or not telling anyone where one is going. It can also be used in a noun form as ‘absquatulation.’

‘I heard that my boss was looking for volunteers, so I prepared to absquatulate.’
‘The criminal absquatulated to a non-extradition country.’
‘Every time I start the vaccuum, my cat absquatulates.’

Etymology: Mid 19th century. Blend (simulating a Latin form) of abscond, squattle ‘squat down’, and perambulate.