go walkabout

Definition of go walkabout

1 :to go on a walkabout (a long walking journey on land that is far from towns and cities)
  • an Aborigine who has gone walkabout
2 British, informal + humorous used to say that something or someone cannot be found
  • My keys have gone walkabout.

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

walkabout play
  1. : a short period of wandering bush life engaged in by an Australian aborigine as an occasional interruption of regular work

  2. : something (such as a journey) similar to a walkabout

  3. : a walking tour


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