One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
verb[NO OBJECT]informal, dated
Leave quickly.‘just amscray and be done with it’
- ‘And so: police officers apprehended a criminal (red flag: guilt-free comedy ahead!) after he broke into a couple's house, stripped naked, was spotted by the owners, then amscrayed.’
- ‘All it took was for Uncle Sam to amscray.’
- ‘After a very harrowing landing (and much vomit in the cabin of the plane I'm sure) that comes up just a few feet short of the overpass, he pops an emergency hatch and amscrays.’
- ‘It was a bit too noisy so I amscrayed off to pick up a new cooking grate for my rusty old Weber.’
- ‘The cops had found the car a few minutes after I amscrayed, the girl still sitting in it and bawling her eyes out.’
- ‘I wonder if he amscrayed after finishing the performance.’
- ‘An argument ensued over something or other and when it escalated, Wendy locked herself in the bathroom, telling him through the door to amscray.’
- ‘You could tell the other three guys in the picture to amscray, put me and my two brothers in there with you, and I doubt anybody who doesn't already know the parties involved would be able to spot the odd duck.’
- ‘The Capital Punishment one was heating up too much, more heat than light, as my father would have said, so I amscrayed.’
- ‘We have to amscray, my mom is probably waiting for us at the pizzeria.’
- ‘Had I the guts I could have poked in, made an appearance, and then amscrayed with a solid-eight on my time-sheet.’
- ‘She said, Si but they're fully booked and he better amscray on time.’
1930s: pig Latin from scram.
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