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thereabouts

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adverb there·abouts ther-ə-ˈbau̇ts, ˈther-ə-ˌ\

Simple Definition of thereabouts

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

Full Definition of thereabouts

  1. 1 :  near that place or time

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

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.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of thereabouts

before 12th century

Variants of thereabouts

also there·about play \-ˈbau̇t, -ˌbau̇t\

Rhymes with thereabouts


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