Simple Definition of knockabout
: noisy or rough often in a silly or amusing way
Full Definition of knockabout
1 : suitable for rough use <knockabout clothing>
2 a : being noisy and rough : boisterous <knockabout games> b : characterized by boisterous antics and often extravagant burlesque <knockabout comedy>
3 of a sailing vessel : having a simplified rig marked by absence of bowsprit and topmast <a knockabout sloop>
Examples of knockabout in a sentence
He lived a knockabout life in the city.
<a knockabout game of football in the mud>
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Rhymes with knockabout
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