from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An informal, unannounced, or abrupt departure.
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- noun A sudden or unannounced
departure, or one taken without permission.
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- noun an abrupt and unannounced departure (without saying farewell)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the 18th-century French custom of leaving without saying goodbye to the host or hostess.]
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