Translation: from spanish

mosey

  • 1 mosey

    (apheresis of vamos [bámos], first person plural conjugation of ir 'to go' < Latin ire with the English wordplay suffix -ey)
       A verb meaning to leave, to escape, to decamp, or to sneak away. Like vamoose, this term comes from the Spanish vamos, first person plural conjugation of the verb ir 'to go'; hence, in Spanish, it means 'let's go.' Hendrick-son's suggestion that the word comes from Moses or Mose and refers to the "slouching manner of wandering Jewish peddlers in the West" is implausible.

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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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