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traipse

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verb \ˈtrāps\

Simple Definition of traipse

  • : to walk or go somewhere

Full Definition of traipse

traipsedtraips·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go on foot :  walk <traipsed over to the restaurant> <children traipsing at her heels>; also :  to walk or travel about without apparent plan but with or without a purpose <a week traipsing through the Ozarks> <traipsing from office to office>

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  tramp, walk <traipse the countryside>

traipse noun

Examples of traipse

  1. I traipsed all over town looking for the right dress.

  2. I'm too old to go traipsing around Europe.



Origin of traipse

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1647

Synonym Discussion of traipse

wander, roam, ramble, rove, traipse, meander mean to go about from place to place usually without a plan or definite purpose. wander implies an absence of or an indifference to a fixed course <fond of wandering about the square just watching the people>. roam suggests wandering about freely and often far afield <liked to roam through the woods>. ramble stresses carelessness and indifference to one's course or objective <the speaker rambled on without ever coming to the point>. rove suggests vigorous and sometimes purposeful roaming <armed brigands roved over the countryside>. traipse implies a course that is erratic but may sometimes be purposeful <traipsed all over town looking for the right dress>. meander implies a winding or intricate course suggestive of aimless or listless wandering <the river meanders for miles through rich farmland>.


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