gadabout

gadabout

[gad-uh-bout]
noun
1.
a person who moves about restlessly or aimlessly, especially from one social activity to another.
2.
a person who travels often or to many different places, especially for pleasure.

Origin:
1810–20; noun use of verb phrase gad about

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To gadabout
Collins
World English Dictionary
gadabout (ˈɡædəˌbaʊt)
 
n
informal a person who restlessly seeks amusement

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

gadabout
1837, from earlier noun phrase gadder about (1560s); see gad (v.) + about.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature