[ vroom, vroo m ]
/ vrum, vrʊm /


the roaring sound made by a motor at high speed.

verb (used without object)

to make or move with such a sound.

verb (used with object)

to cause to make such a sound.

Words nearby vroom

Also varoom.

Origin of vroom

First recorded in 1960–65; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for vroom

/ (vruːm, vrʊm) /


an exclamation imitative of a car engine revving up, as for high-speed motor racing
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