Definition of walkabout
- the man who went walkabout was making a ritual journey
- —Bruce Chatwin
- went walkabout in the streets
Many people gathered to meet the Queen during her walkabout.
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: an occasion in which an Australian Aborigine goes on a long walking journey on land that is far from towns and cities
: an occasion in which a well-known person walks through a public place to meet and talk informally to people
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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