Word of the Week: absquatulate (ăb-SKWŎCH-ə-lāt)


(Verb) To abscond, make off.

In Context

“Residents of the Gulf States coined the term ‘absquatulate’ to describe men who left the state to avoid their debts in order to ‘squat’ in the new republic.”

Scott Reynolds Nelson, A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters, 2012.