mo·​sey | \ ˈmō-zē How to pronounce mosey (audio) \
moseyed; moseying

Definition of mosey

intransitive verb

1 : to hurry away
2 : to move in a leisurely or aimless manner : saunter moseyed around the general store— Eric Sevareid

Examples of mosey in a Sentence

He moseyed up to the bar.
Recent Examples on the Web Officers wanted to help get the bear safely out of the area by helping give the bear space to mosey along. CBS News, 25 Apr. 2022 Eventually, the ones drooping from the now-defunct Erwin Center’s ceiling will mosey over to their new home. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Apr. 2022 Anyone can mosey on down to their local pub and shoulder in with their fellow revelers. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Dec. 2021 Yet, there’s reason to worry about when or if the golf gods will mosey up to the cathedral’s ornate door and knock again. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 June 2021 Everyone who is not inside the historically dry ceremony — and would therefore be able to mosey over to a hypothetical bar — is required to keep their PPE mask on, no exceptions. Ariana Romero,, 25 Apr. 2021 In particular, the model indicates that a levitating plate could mosey 50 miles overhead while carrying sensor-sized cargo. Max G. Levy, Wired, 12 Feb. 2021 The Quick and the Dead' (1995) Sharon Stone moseys into the Old West town of Redemption as a gunfighter looking to settle a score with the ruthless outlaw (Gene Hackman) who runs the place. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2020 The hero dog was distracted by a brown horse on the other side of the parking lot fence, who moseyed over to see what his fellow mammals were up to. Steve Rubenstein,, 26 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of mosey

circa 1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mosey

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9 May 2022

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“Mosey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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