mosey

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mosey walk leisurely
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Mosey To go, or move (in a certain manner); -- usually with out off along, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mosey A dialectal variant of mossy.
    • mosey To move off or away quickly; get out; “light out.”
    • mosey To be lively; be quick; “hustle.”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Mosey mō′zi (Amer. slang) to go off quickly: to hurry up.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh. fr. Vamose

Usage

In literature:

Here, Jim Black, you mosey back there and pile more sand around that anchor.
"The Moving Picture Boys on the Coast" by Victor Appleton
Mrs. Fisher, the big idiot, is moseying up the road now, well satisfied with her bargains.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
He juk loose fum Brer Wolf, Brer Fox did, en, gentermens, he des mosey thoo de woods.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
You peel them Duds an' git to Work or else mosey right off o' this Farm.
"Fables in Slang" by George Ade
Them that's dead certain they're through can mosey along, takin' care not to try any monkey business!
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Old Mosey himself was pottering about the corral, feeding his stock.
"The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories" by Margaret Collier Graham
I'll just mosey around and take a look at things.
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
We've got as much of our outfits as we'll need for a few days, and so let's mosey along.
"The Boy Ranchers in Camp" by Willard F. Baker
Nort, mosey out an' see if that dumb Mex has got the coffee ready.
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
So I'm goin' to mosey over Bull Head t'-morrer.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Your mother has sent some clean clothes, an' we'd better mosey over to the hotel to make ourselves comfortable like.
"Down the Slope" by James Otis
I'm thinkin' one of us ought to mosey back to the ranch and bring in webs and dogs.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
Raphael Poe moseyed through the streets of Moscow in an apparently aimless manner.
"The Foreign Hand Tie" by Gordon Randall Garrett
And now I guess I'll mosey along.
"The Night Operator" by Frank L. Packard
Then Dutchy'd mosey over towards Hairoil's shack.
"Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher" by Eleanor Gates
An' old Mosey McCorkell gied me the price o' a wiley coat; it's in under the other things in the basket.
"Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry" by William Butler Yeats
Now shall we mosey 'long home?
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
Back on the mainland, they rode Big Thunder Mountain and moseyed over to the new, half-rebuilt Fantasyland.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Say the word, boss, an' we'll mosey over an' half murder every mother's son of them!
"The Boss of Wind River" by A. M. Chisholm
Mother, you must include Mosey when next you invite folks from Dalton.
"Dorothy Dale's Great Secret" by Margaret Penrose
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In news:

He worked at Mosey Manufacturing.
Sharon Mosey of St Peters and Mr Gary Mosey of O'Fallon announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Mosey , to Matthew Boland, son of Mr and Mrs Robert Boland of Chesterfield.
Mosey , munch, sip and mingle at the Wine Walk.
Sue Mosey , on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Midtown, says the neighborhood she's dedicated to reviving is a work in progress.
If you want to do as the Aggies do, mosey on over to The Dixie Chicken.
Billy Bob's moseys into fine(r) dining with new ventures.
Billy Bob 's moseys into fine(r) dining with new ventures.
Born January 5, 1929, in Wayne County, she was a daughter of the late Mosey and Dolly Napier.
Billy Bob's moseys into fine(r) dining with new ventures.
Billy Bob's moseys into fine (r) dining with new ventures.
If so, you might want to mosey that face over to an open casting call for Parkland, which will dramatize the day of JFK's assassination.
Then mosey on over to Downtown's Trini in Private .
Call it Mosey On The Joliet Express.
Especially if that car happens to be moseying along in the passing lane.
View full size The Associated Press In this July 21, 2011 photo, Sonya Mosey from Altoona, Pa.
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