hang about

verb

hung about; hanging about; hangs about

Examples of hang about in a Sentence

a tea house near campus where many university students could be seen hanging about we'll be hanging about at the pub if you need us
Recent Examples on the Web Partygoers such as Dylan Sprouse, Laura Harrier, and Christina Hendricks hung about the property’s sprawling backyard, which included a patio area set with standing tables for chatting and a gardenesque conversation pit. Jamila Stewart, Vogue, 10 Apr. 2024 The classicism that runs through Erdem’s designs, which almost every guest wore, evoked the pictures that hung about them. Ian Malone, Vogue, 21 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu and the Kens hang about the beach, urgently seeking the Barbies' attention. Joshua Medintz, The Enquirer, 19 July 2023 Many believe some of the family's ancestors still haunt the halls and rooms, such as the ghost of Edith Vanderbilt who can sometimes be heard calling out for her husband George, whose ghost is also said to hang about his study. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 6 July 2023 Nothing is real and—pace John Lennon—everything to get hung about. Michael Hofmann, The New York Review of Books, 4 May 2023 In a trading landscape changing more rapidly than any other in recent history, this is no time to hang about hoping that the perfect solution will arrive. Lisa Caldwell, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hang about was in 1781

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“Hang about.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hang%20about. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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