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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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