[vroom, vroo m]
- the roaring sound made by a motor at high speed.
- to make or move with such a sound.
- to cause to make such a sound.
Origin of vroom
First recorded in 1960–65; imitative
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- 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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