gadabout


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gad·a·bout

 (găd′ə-bout′)
n.
One who roams or roves about, as in search of pleasure or amusement.

gadabout

(ˈɡædəˌbaʊt)
n
informal a person who restlessly seeks amusement

gad•a•bout

(ˈgæd əˌbaʊt)

n.
1. a person who moves about restlessly or aimlessly, esp. from one social activity to another.
2. a person who travels often or to many different places, esp. for pleasure.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gadabout - a restless seeker after amusement or social companionship
quester, searcher, seeker - someone making a search or inquiry; "they are seekers after truth"
Translations

gadabout

[ˈgædəbaʊt] Nazotacalles mf inv, pindonga f

gadabout

nrastloser Geist; (who likes travelling) → Reiseonkel m/-tante f; she’s a real gadabout, out somewhere every eveningsie ist sehr unternehmungslustig, jeden Abend ist sie irgendwo anders

gadabout

[ˈgædəˌbaʊt] n (fam) → girellone/a
References in classic literature ?
I am not to be stopped on the king's service by every gadabout.
Yet why should I, after all, abuse the gadabout propensities of my countrymen?
In France, meliora probant, deteriora sequuntur - the people are too much a race of gadabouts to maintain those household proprieties of which, indeed, they have a delicate appreciation, or at least the elements of a proper sense.
Gruen's protagonist convincingly evolves from a hapless, rich gadabout into a serious, capable woman.
Not so much in that I only come out when the sun is shining, but as in it's something I've felt a passion for at well-defined episodes in my life, all of them defined by one common factor - that I couldn't, for whatever reason, do more exciting things instead, such as gadabout, having other kinds of fun.
The contract involves the relocation of existing single device for building Flux, the gadabout of the main building and in connection with realignment, moving from loose arrangement in other buildings on the campus of the TU / e.
The record suggests that the indefatigable gadabout may have been telling a white lie when he claimed as much, though when it comes to last night's Liam Gillick Bard College opening with dinner following in nearby Woodstock (minibus transport provided
The canny prostitute Sugar (played by Romola Garai) is determined to seize a better life for herself before her youth and beauty runs out; to that end, she seduces William Rackham (Chris O'Dowd), the gadabout heir to a perfume business.
At the moment those practical steps revolve as well around shaking the perception that she is little more than the fashion plate, unregenerate gadabout and celebrity consort best known to New Yorkers as Mrs Sting.
18 (435m): Tango Noel, Ballymac She, Karma Deejay, Rebel's Eye, Dave's Not Saft (M), Gadabout Dancer (M).
Meeting Room 1, Huddersfield Town Hall: My ideal life on the Bateau Gadabout by Sandra Parnell, tonight at 7.