\ 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 in most cases, that meant asking farmers if some birders could traipse onto their property for a few hours. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, "To save a nearly extinct bird, Colombians are rethinking one of their biggest economic engines," 13 June 2020 The reality: Untold thousands have traipsed back out of the Superstitions with nothing more than blisters and disappointment. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Arizona myths, busted: 6 things that just aren't true about the Grand Canyon State," 2 Jan. 2020 Plus, Magdalena didn't want some American student with a pierced tongue and tattoos traipsing around, exposing Camila to God knows what. Stephanie Green,, "2019 Algren Awards: Finalist: Host Mother," 20 July 2019 After a week spent traipsing around Southeast Asia over the holidays, a few days to wind down surrounded by nothing but palm trees and rolling waves sounded perfect. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "This Dreamy Island in Indonesia Lights Up With Hundreds of Fireflies at Night," 4 Mar. 2020 From the London Stadium - There would have been a time when traipsing down to east London to take on Manchester United would strike fear into me., "Calm, Composed & Confident - How Manuel Pellegrini Has Changed West Ham's Big Game Mentality," 22 Sep. 2019 Evidence gathered from orbiters and rovers that have circled and traipsed across the planet’s surface have revealed a brilliant picture of a previous red planet. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Water Is Disappearing from the Surface of Mars Like Crazy," 10 Jan. 2020 That was evident in the uncommonly young, exuberant crowd traipsing around Monterey Peninsula’s Shore Course to watch him play. Ron Kroichick,, "Macklemore highlights kinship between music and golf at Pebble Beach Pro-Am," 7 Feb. 2020 To everyone whose weekends seem empty without traipsing to the middle of nowhere, setting up camp and pouring hot water in a pouch of dehydrated pasta: Sleeping in a tent on public land is so 2010s. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Arizona's coolest campsites: How to book an Airstream, a bubble tent or an alpaca farm," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of traipse

1647, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for traipse

origin unknown

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The first known use of traipse was in 1647

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29 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Traipse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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