moseying

mosey

[moh-zee]
verb (used without object), moseyed, moseying. Informal.
1.
to wander or shuffle about leisurely; stroll; saunter (often followed by along, about, etc.).
2.
to leave quickly; decamp.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; origin uncertain

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mosey (ˈməʊzɪ)
 
vb (often foll by along or on)
informal to walk in a leisurely manner; amble
 
[C19: origin unknown]

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mosey
1829, Amer.Eng. 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). Related: Moseyed; moseying.
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