Mosey vs Mobey - What's the difference?

mosey | mobey |

As a verb mosey

is (chiefly|us|dialectal) to set off, get going; to start a journey.

As a noun mobey is

(british|informal) a mobile phone.

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Alternative forms

* mosy, mozey, mozy


(en verb)
  • (chiefly, US, dialectal) To set off, get going; to start a journey.
  • *1910 , , Kilmeny of the Orchard , chapter 1:
  • *:Haven't got time. I must mosey up to the North End to see a man who has got a lovely throat. Nobody can find out what is the matter. He has puzzled all the doctors.
  • (chiefly, US, dialectal) To amble; to walk or proceed in a leisurely manner.
  • *1919 , , A Man Four-Square , chapter 6:
  • *:We'll mosey along toward the river. Kinder take it easy an' drift the herd down slow so as to let the cattle put on flesh.
  • Usage notes

    * Associated especially with the dialect of the Old West.




    (en noun)
  • (British, informal) A mobile phone.
  • Synonyms

    * mobe