stra·​vage | \ strə-ˈvāg How to pronounce stravage (audio) \
variants: or stravaig
stravaged or stravaiged; stravaging or stravaiging; stravages or stravaigs

Definition of stravage

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland

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A synonym of "roam," "wander," and "ramble," "stravage" (also spelled "stravaig") isn't likely to pop up in your local newspaper-unless you're stravaging in Scotland or one of its neighbors. "Stravage" is not a new word; our earliest evidence of it dates to the late 18th century, when it likely developed by shortening and alteration from the now-archaic word extravagate, a synonym for "stray" and "roam" that can also mean "to go beyond proper limits." Note that if you use it correctly, you won't be extravagating by using "stravage"-no matter where you call home.

First Known Use of stravage

1773, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stravage

probably by shortening & alteration from extravagate

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“Stravage.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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