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vroom

[vroom, vroo m] /vrum, vrʊm/
noun
1.
the roaring sound made by a motor at high speed.
verb (used without object)
2.
to make or move with such a sound.
verb (used with object)
3.
to cause to make such a sound.
Also, varoom.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for vroom

vroom

/vruːm; vrʊm/
interjection
1.
an exclamation imitative of a car engine revving up, as for high-speed motor racing
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Word Origin and History for vroom

1967, echoic of the sound of a motor engine revving.

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Slang definitions & phrases for vroom

vroom

modifier

(also vroom-vroom): if you drive a sporty, vroom-vroom model

noun

The noise of a powerful car

verb

To speed, esp in a roaring car: as we vroomed up and down the Watchung Mountains (1967+)


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