walkabout

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Etymology[edit]

From Kriol wokabat.

Noun[edit]

walkabout ‎(plural walkabouts)

  1. (Australian aboriginal) A nomadic excursion into the bush, especially one taken by young teenage boys in certain ancient-custom honoring tribes.
  2. A walking trip.
  3. (Britain) A public stroll by some celebrity to meet a group of people informally.
  4. An absence, usually from a regular place with a possibility of a return.
  5. (Australia) Colloquially used to denote any missing or stolen object.
    The paper shredder seems to have gone walkabout.

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