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gad·a·bout

 (găd′ə-bout′)
n.
One who roams or roves about, as in search of pleasure or amusement.
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gadabout

(ˈɡædəˌbaʊt)
n
informal a person who restlessly seeks amusement
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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]
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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"
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Translations

gadabout

[ˈgædəbaʊt] Nazotacalles mf inv, pindonga f
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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
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gadabout

[ˈgædəˌbaʊt] n (fam) → girellone/a
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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?
"I've no time to talk to every gadabout. We want no stranger here.
For example, New York's subway system is notoriously shambolic, and the police and transit personnel have better things to do than keep an eye out for gadabouts who get a buzz schlepping through train tunnels.
This day in May is notable for some major explorations and gadabouts, if you may like.
China Gadabouts: New Frontiers of Humanitarian Nursing, 1941-51
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." This story, in the semi-autobiographical set of stories Street of Riches (1957), describes a journey to Quebec that the narrator Christine recalls taking as a child in company with her mother.