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[strohl] /stroʊl/
verb (used without object)
to walk leisurely as inclination directs; ramble; saunter; take a walk:
to stroll along the beach.
to wander or rove from place to place; roam:
strolling troubadours.
verb (used with object)
to saunter along or through:
to stroll the countryside.
a leisurely walk; ramble; saunter:
a short stroll before supper.
Origin of stroll
1595-1605; of uncertain origin
1. stray, meander. 4. promenade. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for strolled
  • The colonel strolled off in one direction, returning an hour later with a squirrel for the naturalists.
  • He strolled round to the tennis lawn and was welcomed riotously by the players.
  • He strolled the waterfront with the beer thudding inside his head, a lonely feeling pulling at his heart.
  • But the party strolled to re-election nine months later.
  • We were unlatching a pen door when a foot-tall figure strolled around the corner.
  • McCarthy recalls watching porpoises ease up the coast here as he strolled the preserve's sandy beach.
  • Customers strolled along the aisles and chatted with longtime employees at the cash registers.
  • He entered a building as though he belonged there, strolled down a hallway, and let himself quietly into a windowless room.
  • We strolled through it on dirt paths between the plots.
  • He strolled the hospital corridor, shoes clicking on the linoleum floor.
British Dictionary definitions for strolled


to walk about in a leisurely manner
(intransitive) to wander from place to place
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 strolled



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 strolled

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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