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 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, "A meeting about dying Southcentral trees drew a packed house last month. That discussion is only beginning.," 19 Mar. 2020 To meet a certain piano player called Reg Dwight, who I’ve been informed will be somewhere hereabouts. Harper's BAZAAR, "Brandi Carlile Pays Homage to Elton John, as Bernie Taupin Recalls First Meeting the Legend," 28 May 2019 Both our champion and reserve champion were Texas entries not likely to be found hereabouts. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "Chocolate-flavored wine for Valentine’s Day? If you must, here’s the best of the bunch | The Sacramento Bee," 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, "Dunne on Wine: There’s still time for white wine," 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of hereabouts

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hereabouts

informal : near or around this place : in this area


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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