Absquatulate means to leave suddenly. Absquatulate’s use originates around the 1820’s and it’s origins are based in pseudo-Latin with the initial abs- of other Latin words like abscond, squat (cower), and the final -tulate (congratulate).
Absquatulate is essentially a slang term and an incredibly humorous and fun one at that. I mean it’s so much sillier to say that the villains absquatulated with the goods, rather than they fled. In a more romantic sense, to absquatulate means you leave without saying goodbye. It’s a bit of a heartache easer if you tell yourself that they absquatulated from your life instead of ghosting you…at least that’s what I tell myself at any rate.
In this instance they seem to be absquatulating from each other!
Absquatulate is one of those words that reminds one of just how much fun language can be. It’s not all stuffy and overly serious ultra long words to make one sound important, no it’s also silly and playful. What do you think of absquatulate and are you going to try to use it in your everyday language?
Namaste ~ Ella
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