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stroll

[strohl] /stroʊl/
verb (used without object)
1.
to walk leisurely as inclination directs; ramble; saunter; take a walk:
to stroll along the beach.
2.
to wander or rove from place to place; roam:
strolling troubadours.
verb (used with object)
3.
to saunter along or through:
to stroll the countryside.
noun
4.
a leisurely walk; ramble; saunter:
a short stroll before supper.
Origin of stroll
1595-1605
1595-1605; of uncertain origin
Synonyms
1. stray, meander. 4. promenade.
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  • In summer, she loved rather to stroll over The Mountain, on Sundays.

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Apparently without a care in the world, he continued his stroll.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • Having concluded and despatched these epistles, our hero determined that he would take a stroll about the metropolis.

    The Poacher Frederick Marryat
  • And to avoid the bewildering depths into which we were led, we suggested a stroll on the sands.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • We left Hanover that same evening, and arrived at Berlin in time for supper and an evening stroll.

    Three Men on the Bummel Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for stroll

stroll

/strəʊl/
verb
1.
to walk about in a leisurely manner
2.
(intransitive) to wander from place to place
noun
3.
a leisurely walk
Word Origin
C17: probably from dialect German strollen, of obscure origin; compare German Strolch tramp
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Word Origin and History for stroll
v.

c.1600, a cant word introduced from the Continent, probably from dialectal German strollen, variant of German strolchen "to stroll, loaf," from strolch "vagabond, vagrant," also "fortuneteller," perhaps from Italian astrologo "astrologer." Related: Strolled; strolling. The noun is 1814, from the verb.

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Slang definitions & phrases for stroll

stroke book

noun phrase

A lewd or suggestive publication; a pornographic book or magazine; Fuck Book: It took a stroke book for me to break the ice

[1970+; fr stroke, ''masturbate'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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