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vamoose

[ va-moos ]
/ v忙藞mus /
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verb (used without object), va路moosed, va路moos路ing.
to leave hurriedly or quickly; decamp.
verb (used with object), va路moosed, va路moos路ing.
to leave hurriedly or quickly from; decamp from.
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Also Older Use, va路mose [va-mohs] /v忙藞mo蕣s/ .

Origin of vamoose

First recorded in 1830鈥40; from Spanish vamos 鈥渓et us go,鈥 imperative 1st person plural of ir 鈥渢o go鈥
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British Dictionary definitions for vamoose

vamoose
/ (v蓹藞mu藧s) /

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

Word Origin for vamoose

C19: from Spanish vamos let's go, from Latin v膩dere to go, walk rapidly
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