Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To leave hurriedly.

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  • verb Slang, Eng. & U. S. To depart quickly; to depart from.

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  • verb slang To run away, to flee.
  • verb slang To hurry.
  • verb informal To be expelled

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  • verb leave suddenly

Etymologies

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[From Spanish vamos, let's go, from Latin vādāmus, first person pl. present subjunctive of vādere, to go.]

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Alteration of Spanish vamos or vámonos, "let's go".

Examples

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  • "to decamp," 1834, from Sp. vamos "let us go," from L. vadamus, from vadere "to go, to walk," from PIE base *wadh- "to go" (cf. O.E. wadan "to go," L. vadum "ford").

    _Online Etymology Dictionary

    February 28, 2008