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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Definitions for vamoose

  1. To leave hurriedly or quickly; decamp.
  2. To leave hurriedly or quickly from; decamp from.

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Citations for vamoose
Councilman Caraway is adamant that all of the businesses on Pontiac Street must go away, vamoose, take a powder, even though they are industrial and manufacturing companies and even though they are on land that is zoned for industrial and manufacturing. Jim Schultze, Dallas Observer
"Vamoose!" my father repeated, making an exasperated shooing motion. Jose Skinner, Flight and other stories
Origin of vamoose
1830-1840
Vamoose originates in the 1800s, derived from the Spanish vamos, or "let us go." The word likely entered American usage through Mexico.