Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Definitions for vamoose
- To leave hurriedly or quickly; decamp.
- 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.
"Vamoose!" my father repeated, making an exasperated shooing motion.
Origin of vamoose
Vamoose originates in the 1800s, derived from the Spanish vamos, or "let us go." The word likely entered American usage through Mexico.