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Word of the Day – Scarper

By August 2, 2022Word of the Day

Scarper (verb)

ska-per

(informal British) Run away.

Mid 19th century probably from Italian scappare ‘to escape’, influenced by rhyming slang Scapa Flow ‘go’.

Example sentences

“I really think we should just scarper.”

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