Simple Definition of walkabout
: an occasion in which an Australian Aborigine goes on a long walking journey on land that is far from towns and cities
: an occasion in which a well-known person walks through a public place to meet and talk informally to people
Full Definition of walkabout
1 : a short period of wandering bush life engaged in by an Australian aborigine as an occasional interruption of regular work —often used in the phrase go walkabout <the man who went walkabout was making a ritual journey — Bruce Chatwin>
2 : something (as a journey) similar to a walkabout
3 : a walking tour; especially British : one in which a well-known person mingles with the public <went walkabout in the streets>
Examples of walkabout
Many people gathered to meet the Queen during her walkabout.
First Known Use of walkabout
Rhymes with walkabout
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