skedaddler
noun see skedaddle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • skedaddler — /ski dad leuhr/, n. Informal. 1. a person or thing that skedaddles. 2. Canadian. a U.S. citizen who fled to Canada rather than serve in the armed forces during the American Civil War. [1860 65, Amer.; SKEDADDLE + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • skedaddler — ske·dad·dler …   English syllables

  • skedaddler — noun see skedaddle I * * * /ski dad leuhr/, n. Informal. 1. a person or thing that skedaddles. 2. Canadian. a U.S. citizen who fled to Canada rather than serve in the armed forces during the American Civil War. [1860 65, Amer.; SKEDADDLE + ER1] * …   Useful english dictionary

  • skedaddle — intransitive verb (skedaddled; skedaddling) Etymology: probably alteration of British dialect scaddle to run off in a fright, from scaddle, adjective, wild, timid, skittish, from Middle English scathel, skadylle harmful, fierce, wild, of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • DP — Synonyms and related words: Ishmael, Uitlander, absconder, alien, barbarian, bolter, castaway, declasse, deported population, deportee, deracine, derelict, displaced person, eloper, emigrant, emigre, escapee, evacue, evacuee, evictee, exile,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • displaced person — Synonyms and related words: DP, Ishmael, Uitlander, absconder, alien, barbarian, bolter, castaway, declasse, deported population, deportee, deracine, derelict, eloper, emigrant, emigre, escapee, evacue, evacuee, evictee, exile, expatriate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • evacuee — Synonyms and related words: DP, absconder, bolter, displaced person, eloper, emigrant, emigre, escapee, evacue, exile, expatriate, fleer, fugitive, immigrant, in migrant, migrant, migrator, migratory worker, out migrant, refugee, runagate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fugitive — Synonyms and related words: DP, Judas, absconder, at large, betrayer, bolter, brief, brittle, capricious, changeable, circumforaneous, convict, corruptible, criminal, crook, deceiver, deciduous, deserter, desperado, desperate criminal,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • refugee — Synonyms and related words: DP, Uitlander, absconder, alien, barbarian, bolter, deracine, displaced person, eloper, emigrant, emigre, escapee, evacuee, exile, expatriate, fleer, foreign devil, foreigner, fugitive, gringo, outlander, outlaw,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • runaway — Synonyms and related words: DP, absconder, at large, bolter, breather, cakewalk, cinch, conquest, deserter, disappearing, disengaged, displaced person, easy, effortless, eloper, emigre, escaped, escapee, evacuee, fled, fleer, flown, free,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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