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vamoose

[ va-moos ]
/ væˈmus /
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verb (used without object), va·moosed, va·moos·ing.

to leave hurriedly or quickly; decamp.

verb (used with object), va·moosed, va·moos·ing.

to leave hurriedly or quickly from; decamp from.

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Also Older Use, va·mose [va-mohs] /væˈmoʊs/ .

Origin of vamoose

First recorded in 1830–40; from Spanish vamos “let us go,” imperative 1st person plural of ir “to go”
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vamoose
/ (vəˈmuːs) /

verb

(intr) slang, mainly US to leave a place hurriedly; decamp

Word Origin for vamoose

C19: from Spanish vamos let's go, from Latin vādere to go, walk rapidly
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