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Meaning of "scarper" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SCARPER

Probably an adaptation of Italian scappare to escape; perhaps influenced by folk etymology Scapa Flow Cockney rhyming slang for go.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SCARPER

scarper  [ˈskɑːpə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCARPER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scarper is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb scarper in English.

WHAT DOES SCARPER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of scarper in the English dictionary

The definition of scarper in the dictionary is to depart in haste. Other definition of scarper is a hasty departure.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SCARPER

PRESENT

Present
I scarper
you scarper
he/she/it scarpers
we scarper
you scarper
they scarper
Present continuous
I am scarpering
you are scarpering
he/she/it is scarpering
we are scarpering
you are scarpering
they are scarpering
Present perfect
I have scarpered
you have scarpered
he/she/it has scarpered
we have scarpered
you have scarpered
they have scarpered
Present perfect continuous
I have been scarpering
you have been scarpering
he/she/it has been scarpering
we have been scarpering
you have been scarpering
they have been scarpering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I scarpered
you scarpered
he/she/it scarpered
we scarpered
you scarpered
they scarpered
Past continuous
I was scarpering
you were scarpering
he/she/it was scarpering
we were scarpering
you were scarpering
they were scarpering
Past perfect
I had scarpered
you had scarpered
he/she/it had scarpered
we had scarpered
you had scarpered
they had scarpered
Past perfect continuous
I had been scarpering
you had been scarpering
he/she/it had been scarpering
we had been scarpering
you had been scarpering
they had been scarpering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will scarper
you will scarper
he/she/it will scarper
we will scarper
you will scarper
they will scarper
Future continuous
I will be scarpering
you will be scarpering
he/she/it will be scarpering
we will be scarpering
you will be scarpering
they will be scarpering
Future perfect
I will have scarpered
you will have scarpered
he/she/it will have scarpered
we will have scarpered
you will have scarpered
they will have scarpered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been scarpering
you will have been scarpering
he/she/it will have been scarpering
we will have been scarpering
you will have been scarpering
they will have been scarpering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would scarper
you would scarper
he/she/it would scarper
we would scarper
you would scarper
they would scarper
Conditional continuous
I would be scarpering
you would be scarpering
he/she/it would be scarpering
we would be scarpering
you would be scarpering
they would be scarpering
Conditional perfect
I would have scarper
you would have scarper
he/she/it would have scarper
we would have scarper
you would have scarper
they would have scarper
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been scarpering
you would have been scarpering
he/she/it would have been scarpering
we would have been scarpering
you would have been scarpering
they would have been scarpering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you scarper
we let´s scarper
you scarper
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to scarper
Past participle
scarpered
Present Participle
scarpering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCARPER


arpa
ˈɑːpə
cardsharper
ˈkɑːdˌʃɑːpə
carper
ˈkɑːpə
Harper
ˈhɑːpə
kapa
ˈkɑːpə
kaupapa
kaʊˈpɑːpə
LARPer
ˈlɑːpə
macrocarpa
ˌmækrəʊˈkɑːpə
palapa
pəˈlɑːpə
scarpa
ˈskɑːpə
sharper
ˈʃɑːpə
tapa
ˈtɑːpə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCARPER

scarlet hat
scarlet letter
scarlet pimpernel
scarlet runner
scarlet runner bean
scarlet tanager
scarlet woman
scarlet women
scarmoge
scarp
scarpa
scarph
scarpines
scarred
scarring
Scarron
scarry
scart
scarves
scary

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCARPER

chirper
copper
developer
dorper
good and proper
hyper
newspaper
paper
pepper
per
proper
scorper
skyscraper
slurper
super
upper
usurper
wallpaper
warper
whisper

Synonyms and antonyms of scarper in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SCARPER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «scarper» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of scarper

Translation of «scarper» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCARPER

Find out the translation of scarper to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scarper from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scarper» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

scarper
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

scarper
570 millions of speakers

English

scarper
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

scarper
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

scarper
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Scarper
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

scarper
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পলাইয়া যাত্তয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Scarper
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Scarper
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verduften
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

scarper
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

scarper
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kacepetan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

scarper
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

scarper
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्कार्फर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Scarper
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

darsela a gambe
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Scarper
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Scarper
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scarper
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Scarper
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

weglopen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Scarper
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

SCARPER
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scarper

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCARPER»

The term «scarper» is regularly used and occupies the 98.832 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCARPER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «scarper» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «scarper» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scarper

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCARPER»

Discover the use of scarper in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scarper and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Scarper Jack and the Bloodstained Room
Scarper Jack is a chimney-sweep's boy and he's actually in a chimney when he hears two voices planning a murder.
Christopher Russell, 2008
2
Montmorency 1
Fleeing across a roof on a dark night in Victorian London, a thief crashes through a skylight to almost certain death.
Eleanor Updale, 2005
3
500 Great Books for Teens
Establishing two personalities, he lives as both Scarper, an assistant, and Scarper's mas- ter, Montmorency, who dresses in expensive clothes and gradually in- sinuates himself into the best circles of society. But in the very process of acting ...
Anita Silvey, 2006
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You Can't Get Away from the Irish
Loyola Boyle, a law student from Dublin, discovers he has made his girlfriend pregnant.
Larry Grehan, Mike Sousa, 2004
5
Montmorency and the Assassins
After twenty years as a gentleman, Montmorency is glad to be free of Scarper, his wretched alter-ego, but when a young friend is caught in the middle of a murderous political plot, Montmorency may have no choice but to call upon Scarper for ...
Eleanor Updale, 2008
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Montmorency on the Rocks: Doctor, Aristocrat, Murderer?
Five years after giving up his life of crime in the London sewers, Montmorency is back.
Eleanor Updale, 2006
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The ivory tower and Harry Potter: perspectives on a literary ...
The verb "to scarper" aurally recalls the verbs "to skitter," "to scamper," and ( arguably) "to clamber," but means "to flee suddenly, especially without having paid one's bills." To my ears, the verb "scarper" sounds a good deal like the act of  ...
Lana A. Whited, 2002
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Australian Folklore
OED: to depart hastily, run away, to escape, make one's get away, Hotten: to ran away. DHS. (pari), to ran away, to decamp from. DU: to ran away. AND: scarp, v. intr. Abbrev. of 'scarper', to depart hastily. Seago: depart, go. Allingbam, to ran ...
‎1999
9
The House of the Dead
'“Hang on a minute,” he says.“I want to have a word with you, I know your face.” He's staringat me with his eyes poppingoutof his head, butI've never seenhim before.Then hesays tothenextfellow: “And whomight you be?” '“Scarper, your honour.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 2004
10
The Virginia Spectator
Pa. he says he thinks ma's right, but it seems like to me that it shore is funny how pa says thet right off and then over to town when fa was talkin' with old Mister Chester Scarper he talks how he'd like to pay a visit 'cept he'd get his hind end shot ...
‎1949

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCARPER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scarper is used in the context of the following news items.
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Children would benefit more from one-to-one parentoing at home
Some, the ostrich for instance, go for the collective route with one adult supervising a mega creche of hatchlings while the rest of the parents scarper but that, just ... «Herald Scotland, Jul 15»
2
As a composer I want people to hear live music – but we shouldn't …
Won't people just come for the free gig and scarper afterwards? Music should be paid for, like anything else. Perhaps there's a risk that this sort of project will ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Emmerdale video spoiler (Wed July 15): police track Carly, Emma …
She has two choices: stay and face the music, or scarper and leave Bob to pick up the pieces... Tune in to find out which option she goes for! Meanwhile, Ross ... «stv.tv, Jul 15»
4
Cookies on the BBC website
Swipe or scarper? Defend or duck, pull or pull out? So many decisions, so little time. So, what is it like facing Mitchell Johnson or Dale Steyn? What attributes ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»
5
Carly has a huge decision to make
When the police arrive, Carly lies that she is Vanessa. Will Carly stick around and face the music, or will she scarper and leave Bob and Val to pick up the pieces ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
6
Drinkers scarper as thousands of bees descend on Cardiff bar
As many as 10,000 bees sent terrified customers at a Cardiff bar scarpering for safety after descending on their table. The swarm of insects had the city centre ... «WalesOnline, Jun 15»
7
Foster's says 'hooroo' to Australian agony uncles
... to marry their girlfriends. The pair get emotional as the phone rings for the last time, but they decide to ignore the call and scarper before the phone bill arrives. «CampaignLive, May 15»
8
Tregony Clockhouse Players ready to present Cinderella
Olivia Keat and Meg Wilson as Grabbit and Scarper in the Tregony Clockhouse Players pantomime performance of Cinderella. VIEW GALLERY. Tregony ... «West Briton, Feb 15»
9
NYSC: Youth Corps Members, Tiv Locals Scarper For Safety As …
Pandemonium ensued last night in Anyiin village, a Tiv settlement in Logo local government area of Benue state following the alleged killing of one of the Fulani ... «360Nobs.com, Jan 15»
10
Quick crossword No 13921
... sedimentary rock (6); 20 Soil (5); 21 Suggestive or sneering look (4); 24 Spicy sausage (9); 25 Military alliance, formed 1949 (4); 26 Scarper (informal) (2,1,6) ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Scarper [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/scarper>. Apr 2020 ».
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