This page is about the slang term scarper
to run away
- Here comes that dopey twit Barnes. Let's scarper before he sees us.
- When they heard the police siren in the distance, the burglars got out of the house they were robbing and scarpered. They were very grateful to the police for giving them the warning.
Origin: from British cockney rhyming slang "scarpa flow", meaning "go"
This is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
The kids who were smoking scarpered because
Contributor: Matt Errey