Absquatulate

Absquat′ulate

To run away or abscond. A comic American word, from ab and squat (to go away from your squatting). A squatting is a tenement taken in some unclaimed part, without purchase or permission. The persons who take up their squatting are termed squatters.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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