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walk·a·bout

 (wôk′ə-bout′)
n.
1. Australian A temporary return to traditional Aboriginal life, taken especially between periods of work or residence in modern society and usually involving a period of travel through the bush.
2. A walking trip.
3. Chiefly British A public stroll taken by an important person, such as a monarch, among a group of people for greeting and conversation.

walkabout

(ˈwɔːkəˌbaʊt)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a periodic nomadic excursion into the Australian bush made by a native Australian
2. a walking tour
3. (Journalism & Publishing) an occasion when celebrities, royalty, etc, walk among and meet the public
4. (Anthropology & Ethnology) to wander through the bush
5. informal to be lost or misplaced
6. informal to lose one's concentration

walk•a•bout

(ˈwɔk əˌbaʊt)

n.
1. Chiefly Brit.
a. a walking tour.
b. an informal public stroll taken by members of the royal family or by a political figure for the purpose of greeting and being seen by the public.
2. Australian.
a. a leave from work, taken by an Aborigine to return to native life.
b. absence from work.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.walkabout - a walking trip or tourwalkabout - a walking trip or tour    
tour, circuit - a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area; "they took an extended tour of Europe"; "we took a quick circuit of the park"; "a ten-day coach circuit of the island"
2.walkabout - a public stroll by a celebrity to meet people informallywalkabout - a public stroll by a celebrity to meet people informally
amble, stroll, saunter, perambulation, promenade - a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
3.walkabout - nomadic excursions into the bush made by an Aborigine
walk - the act of walking somewhere; "he took a walk after lunch"
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Translations

walkabout

[ˈwɔːkəbaʊt] N (Brit) (= walk) → paseo m (Australia) excursión de un aborigen al bosque interior australiano
to go on a walkabout [monarch, politician] → pasearse entre el público
to go walkabout (Australia) → irse de excursión al bosque (= disappear) → desaparecer

walkabout

[ˈwɔːkəbaʊt] n
to go on a walkabout [VIP] → prendre un bain de foule
(Australian) to go walkabout → faire un périple dans le bush
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RESIDENTS of two estates in Coventry can highlight any concerns about everything from anti-social behaviour to fly-tipping with a walkabout next week.
Weil Integrative Footwear are kicking off a nationwide Walkabout campaign on March 27, 2012, led by 50 brand ambassadors from across the United States.
CHILDREN joined police officers on an estate walkabout to learn more about their neighbourhood.
We've teamed up with Walkabout to offer you a free sandwich or wrap, so why not pop down to your nearest Walkabout and have a free meal on us