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[vroom, vroo m] /vrum, vrʊm/
the roaring sound made by a motor at high speed.
verb (used without object)
to make or move with such a sound.
verb (used with object)
to cause to make such a sound.
Also, varoom.
Origin of vroom
1960-65; imitative Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • At the end of that time vroom, still sarcastic and grumbling, was a convert.

    The Great God Success John Graham (David Graham Phillips)
  • Tradition states that on the corner of vroom and Tuers streets was built a block house as a protection against the Indians.

    Jersey City and its Historic Sites Harriet Phillips Eaton
British Dictionary definitions for vroom


/vruːm; vrʊm/
an exclamation imitative of a car engine revving up, as for high-speed motor racing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for vroom

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for vroom



A dose or capsule of Valium, a tranquilizer: I'd take maybe five volumes in the morning (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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