[vroom, vroo m]


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.

Also varoom.

Origin of vroom

First recorded in 1960–65; imitative
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Historical Examples of vroom

  • Tradition states that on the corner of Vroom and Tuers streets was built a block house as a protection against the Indians.

  • At the end of that time Vroom, still sarcastic and grumbling, was a convert.

    The Great God Success

    John Graham (David Graham Phillips)

British Dictionary definitions for vroom



an exclamation imitative of a car engine revving up, as for high-speed motor racing
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Word Origin and History for vroom

1967, echoic of the sound of a motor engine revving.

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