- to wander or shuffle about leisurely; stroll; saunter (often followed by along, about, etc.).
- to leave quickly; decamp.
Origin of mosey
Related Words for moseyedmope, meander, amble, ramble, traipse, dilly-dally, linger, dally, drift, loiter
Examples from the Web for moseyed
Contemporary Examples of moseyed
He moseyed occasionally around Lebanon, Ohio, where he owned a farm, and asked locals to respect his privacy.What Neil Armstrong Really Taught the World
August 26, 2012
Historical Examples of moseyed
So I took things on my own hook and went to Cottonton, where I moseyed round considerable.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
But I drawed lots with myself and moseyed over to the school-house to keep a bench warm.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher
They moseyed by the Plaza, and over to the Hussman, where they looked at apartments, which ended in Pearl taking one.Hookers
Richard F. Mann
Raphael Poe moseyed through the streets of Moscow in an apparently aimless manner.The Foreign Hand Tie
Gordon Randall Garrett
- informal (often foll by along or on) to walk in a leisurely manner; amble
Word Origin 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.