here·​abouts ˈhir-ə-ˌbau̇ts How to pronounce hereabouts (audio)
variants or hereabout
: in this vicinity

Examples of hereabouts in a Sentence

We don't see a lot of snow hereabouts.
Recent Examples on the Web Back before the local teams began winning national championships, the Beanpot was indeed an end in itself, a year’s worth of bragging rights and a significant recruiting tool hereabouts. John Powers,, 13 Feb. 2023 The 21st century has been very, very good to the sports fans hereabouts. Bob Ryan,, 23 Dec. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hereabouts was in the 13th century

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“Hereabouts.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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here·​abouts ˈhi(ə)r-ə-ˌbau̇ts How to pronounce hereabouts (audio)
variants or hereabout
: near or around this place : in this vicinity

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