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thereabouts

adverb there·abouts \ˌther-ə-ˈbats, ˈther-ə-ˌ\

: near or around that place, time, number, amount, etc.

Full Definition of THEREABOUTS

1
:  near that place or time
2
:  near that number, degree, or quantity <a boy of 18 or thereabouts>

Variants of THEREABOUTS

there·abouts also there·about \-ˈbat, -ˌbat\

Examples of THEREABOUTS

  1. He lives on Maple Street or thereabouts.
  2. It happened in 1977 or thereabouts.
  3. There were 50 people or thereabouts.

First Known Use of THEREABOUTS

before 12th century
THEREABOUT Defined for Kids

thereabouts

adverb there·abouts \ˌther-ə-ˈbats\

Definition of THEREABOUTS for Kids

1
:  near that place or time <There was a cabin thereabouts.>
2
:  near that number, degree, or amount <The temperature reached 100 degrees or thereabouts.>

Variants of THEREABOUTS

there·abouts also there·about \-ˈbat\

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