\ 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 What Larsen means is this: O’Brady traipsed 932 miles in 54 days, completing his journey just ahead of Britain’s Louis Rudd -- thus giving his journey an American-exceptionalism hue. oregonlive, "Portland’s Colin O’Brady blasted in National Geographic for exaggerating his Antarctica trek; O’Brady decries magazine’s ‘errors’," 6 Feb. 2020 To celebrate the occasion, 90min have traipsed through the archives to dig up the match report from that fateful day., "Espanyol 0-1 Barcelona 2004: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Young Tyke Lionel Messi Makes Debut," 16 Oct. 2019 Watching a bunch of privileged, often exclusively white people traipsing around Manhattan chasing big diamond rings doesn’t feel so hip anymore. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Rom-Coms Are Back—But Will Fans Fall in Love Again?," 19 July 2018 This was Wade Boggs on the back of a horse traipsing through Yankee Stadium. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "2003 Fiesta Bowl rewind: Ohio State 31, Miami 24 (2 OT)," 26 Dec. 2019 Things jotted down in the notebook during four days of traipsing around the hallways and lobbies at the Winter Meetings: ■ New Cubs manager David Ross believes Mike Napoli is an important addition to his coaching staff., "Hall has difficult decision on Miller," 15 Dec. 2019 At the end of a long weekend of merrymaking at parades and traipsing around town, keep the seasonal spirit going (while resting your feet) by taking in a performance at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. al, "Plan the ultimate holiday getaway to this historic Virginia town," 9 Dec. 2019 Lloyd goes for the visual cliché of a candlelight choir traipsing down the aisles and onto the stage, but the Mad Max anthem feels unearned for a character established primarily as an unsupportive mother, who frowns on Tina's refusal to forgive Ike. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Tina: The Tina Turner Musical': Theater Review," 8 Nov. 2019 When Whitescarver allowed his cows to traipse through the river, their hooves churned up sediment, eroding the banks and killing some aquatic life. Carrie Arnold, National Geographic, "Veterinary drugs are wreaking havoc on wildlife worldwide," 6 Dec. 2019

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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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12 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Traipse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 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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