amscray

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Pig Latin version of scram; possibly the only Pig Latin phrase to enter common American English besides ixnay.

VerbEdit

amscray

  1. To go away. Most often used in the imperative form.
    Get out of here! Amscray!
    • 1978 — Shirley Nelson: The Last Year of the War [1] (page 46)
      It made her nervous. She considered wheeling on him with a glare and an icy whisper: “Amscray, Buster!”
    • 1981 — John Updike: Rabbit is Rich
      Charlie nods. “Amscray. I got some sorting out to do myself.[...]”

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