Meaning of skedaddler

ske•dad•dler

Pronunciation: (ski-dad'lur), [key]
— n. Informal.
  1. a person or thing that skedaddles.
  2. a U.S. citizen who fled to Canada rather than serve in the armed forces during the American Civil War.
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