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?
"I've no time to talk to every gadabout. We want no stranger here.
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.
Considering the longlasting impact the gadabout and bloodthirsty Romans had on Britain, and of which we have exhaustive knowledge, this movie is never horrible or historical enough.
Considering the longlasting impact the gadabout and bloodthirsty Romans had on Britain, of which we have exhaustive knowledge, this movie is never horrible or historical enough.
Considering the long-lasting impact the gadabout and bloodthirsty Romans had on Britain, and of which we have exhaustive knowledge, this movie is never horrible or historical enough.
"The Knight, Sir Gadabout, is one of my favourite comic characters because he's such an upper-class twit.
Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet - a duel with Gadabout the Great.
Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet a duel with a knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!