"skedaddle" Definition

  1. to go off in a hurry. The American war introduced this new and amusing word. A Northerner who retreated “retired upon his supports,” but a Southerner was said to SKEDADDLE. The _Times_ remarked on the word, and Lord Hill wrote to prove that it was excellent Scotch. The Americans only misapply the word, which means, in Dumfries, “to spill”—milkmaids, for example, saying, “You are SKEDADDLING all that milk.” The Yankees therefore adopted the term, and altered the application.

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Position in the dictionary: 3170 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: skid, skied, skied., skilligolee, skilly, skimmery, skin, skin-the-lamb, skinflint, skinner
Previous words in the dictionary: sizings., sizers, size, sixty-per-cent, sixty, sixes and sevens, six-water grog, sivvy, sit-upons, sit upon

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