Definition of vamoose in English:


Translate vamoose into Spanish

intransitive verb

[no object] informal
  • Depart hurriedly.

    • ‘we'd better vamoose before we're caught’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He then immediately vamoosed and wasn't seen again.’
    • ‘The Baron and his family vamoose by train for an unknown destination.’
    • ‘The biggest threat I feel from the people queuing behind me is that they will lynch me if it takes me longer than 20 seconds to get my money and vamoose.’
    go away, depart, leave, take off, get out, get out of my sight



/vaˈmo͞os/ /væˈmus/


Mid 19th century from Spanish vamos ‘let us go’.