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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-skond]
    • /æbˈskɒnd/
    • /əb.ˈskɒn.də(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-skond]
    • /æbˈskɒnd/

Definitions of absconder word

  • verb without object absconder to depart in a sudden and secret manner, especially to avoid capture and legal prosecution: The cashier absconded with the money. 1
  • noun absconder A person who absconds. (First attested in the early 18th century.). 1
  • noun absconder escapee, runaway 1

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Origin of absconder

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < Latin abscondere to hide or stow away, equivalent to abs- abs- + condere to stow (con- con- + -dere to put; see do1)

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Parts of speech for Absconder


absconder popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

absconder usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for absconder

noun absconder

  • truant — a student who stays away from school without permission.
  • absentee — An absentee is a person who is expected to be in a particular place but who is not there.
  • quitter — a person who quits or gives up easily, especially in the face of some difficulty, danger, etc.
  • bolter — an outsider in a contest or race
  • deserter — A deserter is someone who leaves their job in the armed forces without permission.

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