- to wander or shuffle about leisurely; stroll; saunter (often followed by along, about, etc.).
- to leave quickly; decamp.
Origin of mosey
Examples from the Web for mosey
If he's lively, it's betther to be that, than a mosey, any day.Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories
"I reckon I'll just mosey over to the desert," drawled the fidgety man.Life at High Tide
Then he'll mosey down the hilltop to see if anything is on his trail.The Black Fawn
James Arthur Kjelgaard
It's up to you, to-morrow mornin', to mosey round an' see what you can see.Moon-Face and Other Stories
Mrs. Mosey put her handkerchief in her pocket, and asserted her dignity.I Say No
- informal (often foll by along or on) to walk in a leisurely manner; amble
Word Origin and History for mosey
1829, American English slang, of unknown origin, perhaps related to British dialectal mose about "go around in a dull, stupid way." Or perhaps from Spanish vamos (see vamoose). Related: Moseyed; moseying.