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

The event will feature a 1.25-mile route for classic cars to mosey around the fairgrounds. Daily Pilot, "Around Town: Civil War Days re-enactment returns to Huntington Beach," 29 Aug. 2019 Getty Images Much like the rest of the music industry, Drake moseyed on down to the desert for Coachella over the weekend, and opted to stay at The Madison Club—a fancy hotel for the rich and famous. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Drake Just Accused This Swanky Coachella Club of Racial Profiling," 17 Apr. 2017 Dylan often moseys cheerfully through the house with a torn soccer ball hanging from his mouth. Heather Cocks, Redbook, "Why I Let My Kids Break All the Rules," 7 July 2011 Just before Coolidge’s inauguration in 1925, Edmund Starling, Coolidge’s Secret Service Chief, moseyed down into the basement to find his new charge trying to stuff a black cat into a crate with a rooster. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "For His Patriotic Birthday, Five Facts About Calvin Coolidge," 2 July 2018 And at one point on Sunday night, a cowboy moseyed past Recipe for Success Foundation's 60 dinner party guests just as the sun set. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Celebrity "Chefs in the Field" cater Recipe for Success's first Sunday supper at Hope Farms," 27 June 2018 Last summer, the little Udin farm met its match: Deer moseyed over and devoured most of the crop. New York Times, "How Hard Can It Be to Grow a Garden?," 25 May 2018 The animal moseyed north to West Powell Boulevard and Southwest Duniway Avenue, witnesses said, and later Northeast 188th Avenue and East Burnside Street before its fatal encounter with cops, according to reports. Shane Dixon Kavanaugh,, "Bear's late-night stroll through Gresham ends with police bullets, reports say," 25 May 2018 Just mosey on down the block to Goldy’s Corner for a cuppa joe and an appetizing pastry and wait for a table. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, "10 ways to get a real taste of Boise: New spots and beloved staples | Idaho Statesman," 21 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of mosey

US, informal : to walk or move in a slow and relaxed way

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