runabout

noun run·about \ ˈrə-nə-ˌbau̇t \

Definition of runabout

1 :one who wanders about :stray
2 :a light usually open wagon, car, or motorboat

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First Known Use of runabout

1549


RUNABOUT Defined for English Language Learners

runabout

noun

Definition of runabout for English Language Learners

  • : a small motorboat

  • : a small car


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