• Jabe Stafford

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay


Inject some comedy into everyday conversation. Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity.

Absquatulate (also obsquatulate)- v, Of persons or animals: to leave, depart, especially hastily or furtively; to abscond. Of things: to part, separate, or fall away. Or to squabble.

“Look, I’ve gotta absquatulate.”

“Your cat absquatulated.”

“He broke in and absquatulated with the jewelry.”

“Whoa, that huge icicle just absquatulated onto that trash can.”

“What’re you obsquatulating about?”

Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way. Audience participation makes Everyday Wordplay hilarious!

Works Cited:

Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print.

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