Synonyms for vamoose

Grammar : Verb
Spell : va-moos
Phonetic Transcription : væˈmus

Définition of vamoose

Origin :
  • "to decamp," 1834, from Spanish vamos "let us go," from Latin vadamus, from vadere "to go, to walk," from PIE root *wadh- "to go" (cf. Old English wadan "to go," Latin vadum "ford;" see wade (v.)).
  • verb leave quickly
Example sentences :
  • "Don't you tell me to vamoose in my own house," a girl's voice retorted.
  • Extract from : « The Lone Ranger Rides » by Fran Striker
  • Indians vamoose with Tootsie Wootsie, mount their horses, and vanish into the dawn.
  • Extract from : « The Nurserymatograph » by A Lawyer
  • "Perhaps you'd better let him vamoose," said Flood Rawley anxiously.
  • Extract from : « Northern Lights, Complete » by Gilbert Parker
  • Everything appears to be propitious for an immediate start, so let's defer the argument and vamoose.
  • Extract from : « The Long Chance » by Peter B. Kyne
  • Vamoose, is the proper word for telling a Mexican to get out of the road, suggested the professor calmly.
  • Extract from : « The Motor Boys Across the Plains » by Clarence Young
  • The kid was wise enough to vamoose; so Olaf rides down to ol man Murrays, and reads the riot act to him.
  • Extract from : « Friar Tuck » by Robert Alexander Wason
  • When I had got possession of the leather I would pass it quickly to the stall behind me, and he would "vamoose."
  • Extract from : « The Autobiography of a Thief » by Hutchins Hapgood
  • Vamoose comes from a quite ordinary Mexican word, vamos, which is Spanish for "let us go."
  • Extract from : « Stories That Words Tell Us » by Elizabeth O'Neill
  • He's livin', all right, but you vamoose—this mayn't be a pleasant sight tuh see.
  • Extract from : « The Lone Ranger Rides » by Fran Striker
  • Yuma shouted through the door, "Vamoose, I'll be down tuh meet yuh in a minute!"
  • Extract from : « The Lone Ranger Rides » by Fran Striker

Antonyms for vamoose

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