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whereabouts

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adverb where·abouts \-ə-ˌbau̇ts\

Simple Definition of whereabouts

  • : near what place

Full Definition of whereabouts

  1. :  about where :  near what place <whereabouts is the house>

Examples of whereabouts

  1. Whereabouts did you park the car?

  2. <whereabouts do you expect to be on your journey tonight?>



Variants of whereabouts

also where·about play \-ˌbau̇t\

Origin of whereabouts

Middle English wheraboutes (from wher aboute + -s, adverb suffix) & wher aboute, from where, wher where + about, aboute about — more at whence


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with whereabouts


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whereabouts

conjunction where·abouts

Definition of whereabouts

  1. 1 obsolete :  on what business or errand

  2. 2 :  near what place :  where <know whereabouts he lives>



14th Century

First Known Use of whereabouts

14th century

Variants of whereabouts

also whereabout

3

whereabouts

noun plural but singular or plural in construction where·abouts

Simple Definition of whereabouts

  • : the location of a person or thing

Full Definition of whereabouts

also whereabout

  1. :  the place or general locality where a person or thing is <their present whereabouts are a secret>

1605

First Known Use of whereabouts

1605



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