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"to decamp," 1834, from Spanish vamos "let us go," from Latin vadamus, from vadere "to go, to walk," from PIE root *wadh- "to go" (cf. Old English wadan "to go," Latin vadum "ford;" see wade (v.)).
To leave; depart, esp hastily; lam, scram, split: We better vamoose, Moose
[1834+; fr Spanish vamos, ''let us depart'']