Definition of Scarper

1. Verb. Flee; take to one's heels; cut and run. "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

Exact synonyms: Break Away, Bunk, Escape, Fly The Coop, Head For The Hills, Hightail It, Lam, Run, Run Away, Scat, Take To The Woods, Turn Tail
Generic synonyms: Go Away, Go Forth, Leave
Specialized synonyms: Flee, Fly, Take Flight, Skedaddle
Derivative terms: Lam, Runaway



Definition of Scarper

1. Verb. (British slang) To run away; to flee; to escape. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scarper

1. to flee [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: flee

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scarper

scarlet women
scarleted
scarleting
scarlets
scarlike
scarmoge
scarmoges
scarn
scaroid
scarpa
scarpaed
scarpaing
scarpas
scarped
scarper (current term)
scarpered
scarpering
scarpers
scarph
scarphed
scarphing
scarphs
scarping
scarpings
scarproof
scarps
scarre
scarred
scarres

Literary usage of Scarper

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1. The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"As the name of this place is pronounced Redding, SCARLET-TOWN is probably a rude pun upon it. scarper, to run away ; Spanish, ESCAPAR, to escape, make off; ..."

2. Fifty Years of an Actors̓ Life by John Coleman (1904)
"... That sneak Whiskers have just blown the gaff to old Slow-Coach, and he'll be here in two two's to give you beans—so scarper, laddies— scarper ! ..."

3. On the Existence of Mixed Languages: Being an Examination of the Fundamental by James Cresswell Clough (1876)
"... penniless, from niente denaro; scarper, to elope, from scappare; to scarper with the feele of the donna of the casey, is scappare colla figlia della ..."

4. The Slang Dictionary: Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast by John Camden Hotten (1872)
"scarper, to run away.—Spanish, ESCAPAR, to escape, make off; Italian, ... scarper with the feele of the donna of the cassey," to run away with the daughter ..."

5. The Dialect of Leeds and Its Neighbourhood: Illustrated by Conversations and by C. Clough Robinson (1862)
"SCALES. That kind of coal which cakes, and burns white, produces " scales." scarper. To give one leg-bail is to " scarper." " Ah kept weel up tul 'em wal ..."

6. Anatomy, descriptive and surgical by Henry Gray (1864)
"The endolymph (liquor scarper) is a limpid serous fluid, which fills the membranous labyrinth; in composition, it closely resembles the perilymph. ..."

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