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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 ?
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.
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?
As always, the theme is love, the pursuit of it, the loss of it, or the dream of it, mainly from old men pursuing much younger women, or London gadabouts, foppish, superficial and greedy, a strata of 17th century society at whom Congreve tilts unsparingly.
THE idea of pilgrimage is associated with fraud once again in another story, "The Gadabouts.
Among its many ancient treasures, a search for 'new Flat season' trawled up a fantastic film from 1944, when, far from digging in for the war, hundreds of turf-obsessed gadabouts were rowing gaily to Windsor for the Upper Sixpenny Stakes (in which, in the first dismal upset of the year, 1-4 shot Orestes failed to get past The Solicitor).
The Sex Education Show (Channel 4, 8pm) suggests two contrasting things: Britain's teenagers are quite naive (and charming) in that they don't know much about sex, but also that kids today are not an immoral shower of sexcrazed gadabouts as some adults would have you believe.
Put it in a secluded leafy location, within half a mile of major employers and commuter rail services and it becomes an even better bet for when young gadabouts form partnerships and need more space.