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Definition of the noun skedaddle

What does skedaddle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: skedaddles

  1. a hasty flight
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: escape / flight = the act of escaping physically

Definition of the verb skedaddle

What does skedaddle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: skedaddled | skedaddling | skedaddles

  1. run away, as if in a panic

Alternative definition of the verb skedaddle


  1. To move or run away quickly.


Skedaddle is a children's game show that aired in Fall 1988 for six weeks as a part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera block of shows. It was hosted by Ron Pearson, and created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera. The show was executive produced by Hanna and Barbera, along with Jay Wolpert.

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Google previewDesigning Autonomous Mobile Robots (2004)

Inside the Mind of an Intelligent Machine by John M. Holland

Skedaddle is a colorful term, popularized in the American ...

Google previewChild-Sized History (2011)

Fictions of the Past in U.S. Classrooms by Sara L. Schwebel

As a second-generation war novel, Patricia Beatty's Charley Skedaddle is a pacifist ...

Google previewMe Jewel and Darlin' Dublin (2015)

by Éamonn MacThomáis

Skedaddle is an order to move along. Back again to the rhyming slang. Here are more examples. A battle cruiser is a boozer or publichouse. Peggy Dell is a cell; Teddy bear is hair; Uncle Ned is head; Donald Pears is ears; bars in the grate ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica: New American supplement. A-ZUY (1903)

by Day Otis Kellogg, Thomas Spencer Baynes, William Robertson Smith

Skedaddle is an Americanism which ...

Google previewNew American Supplement to the Latest Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1898)

Skedaddle is an Americanism which ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1905)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

Skedaddle is an Americanism ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature by Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith

Skedaddle is an Americanism which ...

Google previewThe American Slang Dictionary (1891)

by James Maitland

Skedaddle, to run away, now a common Americanism and claimed to have originated in the Civil War. As a matter of fact the word has been in use in the West of Scotland for many years, and is used there and in Lancashire, England, in the ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms (1877)

A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded as Peculiar to the United States by John Russell Bartlett

To skedaddle. To run away; a hurried and confused retreat; a slang term which originated with our soldiers during the late civil war. It is synonymous with "to cut stick," "to vamose the ranch," "to slope," "to cut your lucky," "to clear out," "to ...

Google previewThe World Almanac and Encyclopedia (1905)

Long Distance High Speed Championship, New York to Poughkeepsie and return — Winner, Skedaddle; owner, Hartwig N. Baruch, New York. Distance, 116.3 nautical miles. Elapsed time, 5h. 7m. 28s. International Championship, 30 Miles ...

Google previewAmerican Civil War: The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection [6 volumes] (2013)

The Definitive Encyclopedia and Document Collection by Spencer C. Tucker

Skedaddle. See Monroe's Crossroads, Battle of...

Kernstown, First Battle of; Knights of the Golden Circle; Peachtree Kilpatrick's Pants, Battle of; Kilpatrick's Shirttail Skedaddle Kimball, Nathan.

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: R-S (1904)

by Joseph Wright

SKEDADDLE, v. Sc. Nhb. Lan. [skeda dl.] 1. To spill, scatter. Sc. You will skedaddle that milk, Edwards Diet. Dmf. Applied to the wasteful over-flow of the milk in the pails, when the milk- maids do not balance them properly, Mackay. Lan.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing (2011)

by Linda E. Swayne, Mark Dodds

A third is to “skedaddle” and leave town during the event, thereby spending money in another city. Only the first would contribute new spending to the local economy. The “hunker down” effect would offset any new spending taking place during ...

Google previewThe English dialect dictionary, being the complete vocabulary of all dialect words still in use, or known to have been in use during the last two hundred years (1961)

by Joseph Wright

You will skedaddle that milk, Eowanns Did. Dmf. Applied to the wasteful over- flow of the milk in the pails, when the milkmaids do not balance them properly, Macnw. Lan. We . . . heard ' skedaddle' every day of our lives. It means to scatter, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

foul, filthy, *dirty scurry vb *scuttle, scamper, skedaddle, sprint Ana *rush, ...

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Scrabble value of S1K5E1D2A1D2D2L1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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