Definition of mosey in English:



  • no object, with adverbial of direction Walk or move in a leisurely manner.

    ‘we decided to mosey on up to Montgomery’
    • ‘So I moseyed down to the video shop and borrowed The Matrix.’
    • ‘Billie moseyed over stroking the dog as she came.’
    • ‘Ashton sighed and moseyed over to the chair behind me.’
    • ‘Let's mosey on over to the drink table shall we?’
    • ‘Ignoring it I stood up and moseyed over to the magazine rack to find something more educational.’
    • ‘Lillian moseyed on over at that point and asked us what we were drinking.’
    • ‘Kids who would have been at school today moseyed along the street aimlessly, chatting to friends and laughing about their favourite South Park episode.’
    • ‘Oh, wonderful, now everyone is moseying over to their friends and chit-chatting.’
    • ‘Well, we'd best be moseying along.’
    • ‘Greg moseyed out of the trailer and ambled over to his bike, taking comfort in the knowledge that the police would be looking for a guy in a Santa suit.’
    • ‘With that she hopped outside and moseyed over to her trailer.’
    • ‘I was out the door and on my way to school in about forty minutes, walking at an unusually slow pace that one could almost consider moseying.’
    • ‘Ryan managed to catch me before he moseyed on out.’
    • ‘It didn't take too long to find my bag on the carousel, and I moseyed on out of the terminal in Sydney to ring for my lift.’
    • ‘We all say bye and wave again, and she and David mosey on out of the coffee shop.’
    • ‘However, this wasn't good enough, so after 10 heated minutes I moseyed on home to get my passport.’
    • ‘I stood up and moseyed through the shops until I saw a little denim messenger bag and bought it with my credit card.’
    • ‘We moseyed on over to the theatre as leisurely as we could, and yet we still got there roughly twenty minutes early.’
    • ‘After the last students had moseyed out, they grabbed their books and backpacks and made their way down the stairs to Mr. Glinner's desk.’
    • ‘And without further instruction, Scarlet moseyed on over to where I was and put her arm across my shoulder like an old friend.’
    • ‘In the meantime, mosey on down to Blackpool for a chat with the cast.’
    stroll, saunter, amble, wend one's way, trudge, plod, hike, tramp, trek, march, stride, troop, patrol, step out, wander, ramble, tread, prowl, footslog, promenade, roam, traipse
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  • A leisurely walk or drive.

    ‘I'll just have a mosey round’
    • ‘We skipped the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim and instead took a mosey around a few private galleries on the Upper East Side.’
    • ‘Sunday I slept late, then headed to the craft market for a mosey around before I had to go and count votes for the European election, which was educational but really very tedious.’
    • ‘Following a recent mosey around the retailers, I noticed two more retailers that appear ostensibly cheap.’
    • ‘We're off to Brick Lane and Shoreditch for a mosey round.’
    • ‘They come out mainly at night for a mosey around.’


Early 19th century (originally US): of unknown origin. The original sense was ‘go away quickly’.