mo·sey | \ˈmō-zē \
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.

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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 Boston moseyed through and plucked defenseman Nick Holden, then returned five days later to coax away Rick Nash. Alex Prewitt,, "Original Six Outsiders: Trying to Make Sense of Meaningless March Hockey," 27 Mar. 2018 While Butler hustled to the spot Wilson fired at, Kearse moseyed at a gear past walk-through. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "The long Super Bowl history of the New England Patriots | Miami Herald," 28 Jan. 2018 No worries, 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, "In Boise for the NCAA tournament? Here are 8 places to eat and drink like a local | Idaho Statesman," 14 Mar. 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

: to walk or move in a slow and relaxed way

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