from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The loud, roaring noise of an engine operating at high speed.
  • intransitive v. To move noisily at high speed in or as if in a motor vehicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • interj. The sound of an engine revving up
  • v. To move with great speed; to zoom.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make a loud, roaring sound, as of a car engine, while moving
  • n. the roaring sound made by a motor that is running at high speed


(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Imitative (Wiktionary)



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  • This word makes me think of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.

    November 3, 2009