Definition of vamoose in English:


Line breaks: vam|oose
Pronunciation: /vəˈmuːs


[no object] informal
  • Depart hurriedly: we’d better vamoose before we’re caught
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    • The clerk reached for the phone; I hitched my pants and vamoosed.
    • But hanging around to the bitter end is sending good money after bad; better to cut your losses and vamoose.
    • When the lions come a running, the grazers close ranks and vamoose.


mid 19th century: from Spanish vamos 'let us go'.

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