Complete Definition of "skedaddle"

English

Etymology
Probably originated from a comical slurring of the words "let's get out of here", resulting in "let's skedaddle". Possibly related to the Greek "skedastios" ('dispersion').

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-skedaddle.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ædÉôl|-ædÉôl

Verb
en-verb|skedaddles|skedaddling|skedaddled

  1. To move or run away quickly, especially from something frightening.

#:The sheep skedaddled as soon as the shepherd's dog came near.

Translations
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Interlingua: sortir
mid
Spanish: largarse, irse

vi:skedaddle

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