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mossie, mossies, noun2

Forms:
Also mozzie, mozzies.
Origin:
Unknown; perhaps adaptation of moz.
slang
In the adverbial phrase for mossie, for mossies, for no special reason, for fun, ‘just because’; for moz, see moz. Cf. sommer.
1973 Informant, GrahamstownPut it on a sale and see what it fetches — just for mossies!
1987 Jewish Language Review No.7A, 265For mossie, (also for mozzie, for moz, and sommer for mozzie) South African slang ‘for no special reason, just for kicks’ (etymologized as being ‘perhaps from Yiddish mozel “luck”’..).
In the adverbial phrase for mossie, for mossies, for no special reason, for fun, ‘just because’; for moz, see moz.

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