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.
95, 416 pages, ISBN 9781616959050) derives its title from speculation that the skeleton may be the remains of noted gadabout Beau Nash, one of the most famous historical denizens of Bath, England.
Proposals for Gadabout Transportation Services, Inc.
Her hero, Lord Peter, is the gadabout second son of a duke, living in luxury in a Piccadilly flat with his manservant Bunter, collecting rare books, tasting wines, solving mysteries as a distraction--we gradually learn--from serious emotional damage sustained in the Great War.
What we do know is that the seller is a former Russian beauty queen and social gadabout who got herself into some hot water a couple of years ago for forging illicit painkiller prescriptions.
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.
It's not surprising, therefore, that this gadabout has come up with a new spin on talking up libraries.
Cunningham was born in Centralia, Washington, one of three sons of a lawyer father and a gadabout mother.