gad about/around

Definition of gad about/around

:to move or travel without a plan or purpose
  • He spent several months gadding about Europe after college.

Word by Word Definitions

gad play
  1. : a chisel or pointed iron or steel bar for loosening ore or rock

  2. : a long stick

  1. : to be on the go without a specific aim or purpose

  1. used as a mild oath

  1. : a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

around play
  1. : in a circle or in circumference

  2. : in, along, or through a circuit

  3. : on all or various sides : in every or any direction

  1. : on all sides of

  2. : so as to encircle or enclose

  3. : so as to avoid or get past : on or to another side of

  1. : about

  2. : being in existence, evidence, or circulation


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