excursion

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From Latin excursio (a running out, an inroad, invasion, a setting out, beginning of a speech), from excurrere (to run out), from ex (out) + currere (to run).

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excursion (plural excursions)

  1. A brief recreational trip; a journey out of the usual way.
    While driving home I took an excursion and saw some deer.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 2, A Cuckoo in the Nest[1]:
      Mother [] considered that the exclusiveness of Peter's circle was due not to its distinction, but to the fact that it was an inner Babylon of prodigality and whoredom, from which every Kensingtonian held aloof, except on the conventional tip-and-run excursions in pursuit of shopping, tea and theatres.

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French Wikipedia has an article on:

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excursion f (plural excursions)

  1. excursion
  2. wander (talk off topic)