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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But others traipsed endlessly between the five stages, or else they secured a good spot and waited hours for a favorite band.
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