traipse

verb
\ 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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from traipse

traipse noun

Choose the Right Synonym for traipse

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

Mary Ann is still traipsing around town with a baby blue suitcase on wheels, a comical nod to the original series that made me laugh. Nina Metz, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago's Garcia talks inclusivity and 'Tales of the City' revival on Netflix," 13 June 2019 February 2019 Who wouldn’t want to spend Valentine’s Day traipsing through the snow while doing a romantic photo shoot with your significant other? De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Every Romantic Photo Cole Sprouse Has Taken of Lili Reinhart," 2 June 2019 The company’s biggest hit so far shows a humanoid robot named Atlas, a kind of 21st Century Tin Man, traipsing across a snowy landscape, picking up cardboard boxes, and being knocked down by a human — but determinedly getting back up again. Scott Kirsner, BostonGlobe.com, "After viral YouTube fame, Boston Dynamics is ready to sell its robots," 6 July 2018 From lifeguards at the pool to the caddies traipsing the golf course, cute boys were simply one of my favorite things. Ree Drummond, Country Living, "Every Die-Hard Romantic Needs to Read Ree and Ladd Drummond's Love Story," 6 June 2017 Basically, a responsible therapist won’t just abandon you and your mental health to go traipse around a beach in Belize. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "What the Hell Are You Supposed to Do When Your Therapist Goes on Vacation?," 19 Dec. 2018 The backstage pro began by turning up naturally luminous complexions, blending tawny, bronzed cream pigments on the nose and apples of the cheeks in a reverse V-shape as if models got too much sun traipsing around the South of France. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "There’s a Daring (and Surprisingly Wearable!) Beauty Trend Happening on the Paris Runway," 29 Sep. 2018 The 62-acre park, opened in 1867 as part of the Paris Universal Exposition, is built on a former quarry; there are rocky elevations to traipse up with amazing views of the city, including Sacre Couer in nearby Montmartre. Melissa Liebling-goldberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Paris Walking Tours," 3 Mar. 2018 In the courtyard, watch them traipse through the garden and poke into an airstream that turns into a star-viewing station after dark, telescope and all. New York Times, "Free (or Cheap) Things to Do in NYC This Weekend," 5 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'traipse.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of traipse

1647, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for traipse

origin unknown

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about traipse

Statistics for traipse

Last Updated

18 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for traipse

The first known use of traipse was in 1647

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for traipse

traipse

verb

English Language Learners Definition of traipse

informal : to walk or go somewhere

traipse

verb
\ 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

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on traipse

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for traipse

Spanish Central: Translation of traipse

Nglish: Translation of traipse for Spanish Speakers

Comments on traipse

What made you want to look up traipse? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a device or gadget

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!