American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Informal To move in a leisurely, relaxed way; saunter: moseyed over to the club after lunch.
- v. Informal To get going; move along.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A dialectal variant of mossy.
- To move off or away quickly; get out; “light out.”
- To be lively; be quick; “hustle.”
- v. dialectal To set off, get going; to start a journey.
- v. dialectal To amble; to walk or proceed in a leisurely manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. colloq. To go, or move (in a certain manner); -- usually with out, off, along, etc.
- v. walk leisurely
- Unknown. US southernism; conjecturally linked to Spanish vamos (see vamoose) and to British dialectical mose about. May be derived from Alkonkian languages from the root verb to walk, pimose. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In truth, all it takes is a few days and setting your internal clock to "mosey" to fully appreciate Austin's charms — move too fast, and you'll miss them.”
“The Colonel ordered him to arise, get his company together, "mosey" down to where the big road crossed the branch and wait until the carriage arrived.”
“Fix that there rope, boys, an we'll get through, an 'mosey 'long out o' here.”
“Got t 'mosey 'long t' th 'still now; ought t' o 'been there hour ago.' f I can do anything fer you, jest le 'me know.”
“His explanation of his use of the word "mosey" is illustrative:”
“The sky was darker when I stood up and told Ellie we had to mosey on.”
“As Coloradans, we need to stand up for our God-given right to mosey unfettered across intersections, like the mighty buffalo across the plains.”
“If they would agree to let me shoot a sequence at the Egyptian, I could mosey over to other establishments and get them to let me shoot at their venues as well.”
“When you mosey through a bookstore, you don't rely on computerized "genius" estimations of what you might like, but instead leave it up to chance and a wandering eye.”
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