Word of the Week: Absquatulate

Every week we’ll be featuring an exceptional, useful, or just plain weird word. Use it to inspire a poem, impress your coworkers, or scare away the person sitting too close to you on the bus.


The word of the week is absquatulate.


Mock-Latinate formation, purporting to mean “to go off and squat elsewhere”.

1. To depart in a hurry; abscond.
2. To die.

Blended jocular mock-Latin word. Probably made up of the following parts: Latin ab- (“away (from)”), (maybe taken from English abscond), English -ate (maybe taken from English perambulate, and the middle portion, “squatul”, which might be a derivation of English squattle (“depart”), or squat.

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