mosey
intransitive verb (moseyed; moseying) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1829 1. to hurry away 2. to move in a leisurely or aimless manner ; saunter <
moseyed around the general store — Eric Sevareid
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  • Mosey — Mo sey, v. i. [Perh. fr. {Vamose}.] To go, or move (in a certain manner); usually with out, off, along, etc. [Colloq.] E. N. Wescott. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mosey — (v.) 1829, American English slang, of unknown origin, perhaps related to British dial. mose about go around in a dull, stupid way. Or perhaps from Sp. vamos (see VAMOOSE (Cf. vamoose)). Related: Moseyed; moseying …   Etymology dictionary

  • mosey — [v] saunter amble, dally, dilly dally, drift, linger, loiter, meander, mope*, move slowly, ramble, stroll along, take a stroll, take it easy, traipse, walk slowly; concept 151 …   New thesaurus

  • mosey — informal ► VERB (moseys, moseyed) ▪ walk or move in a leisurely manner. ► NOUN ▪ a leisurely walk. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

  • mosey — ☆ mosey [mō′zē ] vi. [prob. < VAMOOSE] Slang to move along; now usually, specif., to stroll or amble along …   English World dictionary

  • mosey — UK [ˈməʊzɪ] / US [ˈmoʊzɪ] verb [intransitive] Word forms mosey : present tense I/you/we/they mosey he/she/it moseys present participle moseying past tense moseyed past participle moseyed informal to walk somewhere very slowly, often without a… …   English dictionary

  • mosey — mo|sey [ˈməuzi US ˈmou ] v [I always + adverb/preposition] AmE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from Spanish vamos let s go ] 1.) to walk somewhere in a slow relaxed way used humorously ▪ I guess I ll mosey on down to the store now. 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mosey — verb (intransitive always + adv/prep) AmE informal, often humorous 1 to walk somewhere in a slow relaxed way (+ around/down etc): I guess I ll mosey on down to the store now. 2 mosey along to leave: I d better mosey along it s getting late. mosey …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mosey — verb /ˈmoʊ.zi/ a) To set off, get going; to start a journey. Havent got time. I must mosey up to the North End to see a man who has got a lovely throat. Nobody can find out what is the matter. He has puzzled all the doctors. b) To amble; to walk… …   Wiktionary

  • mosey — mo|sey [ mouzi ] verb intransitive INFORMAL to walk somewhere very slowly, often without a purpose: WANDER: mosey around/down etc.: I ll mosey around the store. ╾ mo|sey noun singular …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Mosey — Nicolas Sarkozy « Sarkozy » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Sarkozy (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

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