knockabout

[nok-uh-bout]
noun
1.
Nautical. any of various fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessels having a single jib bent to a stay from the stemhead, no bowsprit being used: usually rigged as a sloop.
2.
something designed or suitable for rough or casual use, as a sturdy jacket, a secondhand car, etc.
3.
a slapstick comedian or comedy.
4.
Australian. an itinerant farm hand or ranch hand; an itinerant handyman.
5.
British Archaic. wanderer.
adjective
6.
suitable for rough use, as a garment: a knockabout jacket and jeans.
7.
characterized by knocking about; rough; boisterous.
8.
slapstick: knockabout comedy.
9.
shiftless; aimless: a knockabout kind of person.

Origin:
1875–80; noun, adj. use of verb phrase knock about

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knockabout

adjective
1. full of rough and exuberant animal spirits; "boisterous practical jokes"; "knockabout comedy" [syn: boisterous
2. suitable for rough use; "a knockabout overcoat"; "a knockabout old car" 

noun
1. a sloop with a simplified rig and no bowsprit 
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Example sentences for knockabout
Nevertheless, this knockabout style of comedy led to accusations of child abuse.
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