mosey

[ moh-zee ]
/ ˈmoʊ zi /

verb (used without object), mo·seyed, mo·sey·ing. Informal.

to wander or shuffle about leisurely; stroll; saunter (often followed by along, about, etc.).
to leave quickly; decamp.

Origin of mosey

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; origin uncertain
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mosey
/ (ˈməʊzɪ) /

verb (intr)

informal (often foll by along or on) to walk in a leisurely manner; amble

Word Origin for mosey

C19: origin unknown
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