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mosey

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Etymology

Unknown southernism; conjecturally linked to vamoose and to mose about.

Verb

Infinitive
to mosey

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to mosey (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (mainly Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To set off, get going; to start a journey.
    • 1910, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Kilmeny of the Orchard, ch. 1,
      Haven't 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.
  2. (mainly Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To amble; to walk or proceed in a leisurely manner.
    • 1919, William MacLeod Raine, A Man Four-Square, ch. 6,
      We'll mosey along toward the river. Kinder take it easy an' drift the herd down slow so as to let the cattle put on flesh.

Usage notes

  • Associated especially with the dialect of the Old West.

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