New Escapologist at Urban Dictionary

Escapologist” has been honoured with an official definition at Urban Dictionary.

Noun. (pronounced: es’cap·ol’o·gist). One who seeks to escape the imaginary manacles of modern life: work, debt, government, leisure industries, status and anxiety.

Derived from the stage magic of Escapology. Used metaphorically.

Coined by the satirical publication, New Escapologist.

You can give this definition a ‘thumbs up’ at Urban Dictionary, though I don’t think that makes us any money or saves the world or anything.


Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at

3 Responses to “New Escapologist at Urban Dictionary”

  1. Holly says:

    Mazel tov!

  2. Nihilist says:

    Great to get a mention in the Urban Dictionary, although I’ve not thought of NE as satirical before. _Notes on Affected Provincialism_ in issue 1 does mention things _sartorial_ in passing though.

  3. Rob says:

    It’s not really is it? Satirical suggests “Private Eye” and at least party politics. We have a humourous edge I suppose and a political one too, but we’re not a satire.

    We’re happy with Sartorialism though, as you say. I entered a “Young Enterprise” business competition as a teenager: my company didn’t make much money (though we did okay through a sponsorship deal) but we won an award for “Sartorial Elegance”. Score.

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