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

intransitive verb

chiefly Scotland
: roam

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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.

Word History


probably by shortening & alteration from extravagate

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stravage was in 1773


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Cite this Entry

“Stravage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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