walkabout

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noun walk·about \ˈwȯ-kə-ˌbau̇t\

Definition of walkabout

  1. 1 :  a short period of wandering bush life engaged in by an Australian aborigine as an occasional interruption of regular work —often used in the phrase go walkabout <the man who went walkabout was making a ritual journey — Bruce Chatwin>

  2. 2 :  something (as a journey) similar to a walkabout

  3. 3 :  a walking tour; especially British :  one in which a well-known person mingles with the public <went walkabout in the streets>

Examples of walkabout in a sentence

  1. Many people gathered to meet the Queen during her walkabout.

1908

First Known Use of walkabout

1908



WALKABOUT Defined for English Language Learners

walkabout

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noun walk·about \ˈwȯ-kə-ˌbau̇t\

Definition of walkabout for English Language Learners

  • : 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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