here·​abouts | \ ˈhir-ə-ˌbau̇ts How to pronounce hereabouts (audio) \
variants: or hereabout \ ˈhir-​ə-​ˌbau̇t How to pronounce hereabouts (audio) \

Definition of hereabouts

: in this vicinity

Examples of hereabouts in a Sentence

We don't see a lot of snow hereabouts.
Recent Examples on the Web Or maybe the good people of Shell Lake and hereabouts earned it by putting out the small-town, big-hearted welcome mat. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 May 2022 Unfortunately, there was not enough room to accommodate the huge crowd that came to the Energy Center last month for the discussion about what to do about tree loss hereabouts. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Mar. 2020 To meet a certain piano player called Reg Dwight, who I’ve been informed will be somewhere hereabouts. Harper's BAZAAR, 28 May 2019 Both our champion and reserve champion were Texas entries not likely to be found hereabouts. Mike Dunne, sacbee, 13 Feb. 2018 Wine isn’t subject to such tradition, at least hereabouts, where another month or two of warm weather can be anticipated, thus more opportunities to drink white wine. Mike Dunne, sacbee, 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of hereabouts

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2022

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“Hereabouts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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here·​abouts | \ ˈhir-ə-ˌbau̇ts How to pronounce hereabouts (audio) \
variants: or hereabout \ -​ˌbau̇t \

Kids Definition of hereabouts

: near or around this place

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