traipse

[treyps] Informal.
verb (used without object), traipsed, traipsing.
1.
to walk or go aimlessly or idly or without finding or reaching one's goal: We traipsed all over town looking for a copy of the book.
verb (used with object), traipsed, traipsing.
2.
to walk over; tramp: to traipse the fields.
noun
3.
a tiring walk.
Also, trapes.


Origin:
1585–95; earlier trapse, unexplained variant of trape, obscurely akin to tramp

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traipse or informal trapes (treɪps)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to walk heavily or tiredly
 
n
2.  a long or tiring walk; trudge
 
[C16: of unknown origin]
 
trapes or informal trapes
 
vb
 
n
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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traipse
1593, of uncertain origin, perhaps from dialectal Fr. trepasser "pass over or beyond," from O.Fr. trespasser (see trespass). Or from a source related to M.Du. trappen, dial. Norw. trappa "to tread, stamp" (see trap).
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Example sentences
He offers me a quick traipse through rooms that are, to put it mildly, unimproved.
Five hundred gardeners are likely to traipse through, admiring their favorite plants.
We go fishing and stomp out in the mud flats, traipse through the mangroves, or scuba dive.
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