\ ˈtrāps How to pronounce traipse (audio) \
traipsed; traipsing

Definition of traipse

intransitive verb

: to go on foot : walk traipsed over to the restaurant children traipsing at her heels also : to walk or travel about without apparent plan but with or without a purpose a week traipsing through the Ozarks traipsing from office to office

transitive verb

: tramp, walk traipse the countryside

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Other Words from traipse

traipse noun

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wander, roam, ramble, rove, traipse, meander mean to go about from place to place usually without a plan or definite purpose. wander implies an absence of or an indifference to a fixed course. fond of wandering about the square just watching the people roam suggests wandering about freely and often far afield. liked to roam through the woods ramble stresses carelessness and indifference to one's course or objective. the speaker rambled on without ever coming to the point rove suggests vigorous and sometimes purposeful roaming. armed brigands roved over the countryside traipse implies a course that is erratic but may sometimes be purposeful. traipsed all over town looking for the right dress meander implies a winding or intricate course suggestive of aimless or listless wandering. the river meanders for miles through rich farmland

Examples of traipse in a Sentence

I traipsed all over town looking for the right dress. I'm too old to go traipsing around Europe.
Recent Examples on the Web And on off days, the relatively unknown cast was free to traipse around Prague, haunting local pubs in search of cheap beer. Ashley Spencer, Vulture, 11 May 2021 Although a few thousand fans continued to loyally traipse out to the new stadium to support Darlington, they were surrounded by row after row of empty seats. Tom Mctague, The Atlantic, 19 Apr. 2021 And, there plenty of stylish poolsides to traipse around while sporting that thrifted seventies caftan. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Mar. 2021 Later, there’s a new type of mission type which is essentially unstructured patrol, where players can traipse around the Wasteland zone, free-farming at their will. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 The reality-television star, known for her outlandish, raunchy look, would traipse down the street or the boardwalk wearing short shorts and a pair of hefty, hairy boots. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 10 Mar. 2021 In this ambitious vision of travel, fleets of hovering ships would traipse across oceans delivering passengers and cargo. Abe Dane, Popular Mechanics, 5 Nov. 2020 In Santa Cruz County, they will be closed to sunbathing and gathering, although surfers and swimmers will be allowed to traipse across the sand to the water. J.k. Dineen,, 2 Sep. 2020 Just keep a garbage can handy outside so folks don’t have to traipse in and out of your home. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 7 July 2020

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First Known Use of traipse

1647, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for traipse

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The first known use of traipse was in 1647

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13 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Traipse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of traipse

informal : to walk or go somewhere


\ ˈtrāps How to pronounce traipse (audio) \
traipsed; traipsing

Kids Definition of traipse

: to walk or wander about "You'll have to keep this animal locked up. No more traipsing around loose after this."— Oliver Butterworth, The Enormous Egg

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