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From Middle English umgang, umbegang (circumference, circuit), from Old English ymbgang, ymbegang (going about, going round, circuit, circumference, surrounding belt, a winding course, bend, a going about a business), from Proto-Germanic *umbi + *gangaz (a going), equivalent to um- +‎ gang. Cognate with Dutch omgang (dealing, handling), German Umgang (dealings, handling), Danish and Swedish omgang (game). More at umbe-, gang.


umgang (plural umgangs)

  1. (Now chiefly Britain dialectal) A round about; a way around; detour.
  2. (Britain dialectal, chiefly Scotland) An instance of going or passing around; a trip.
  3. (Britain dialectal, chiefly Scotland) A circuit; circumference.