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gadabout

[gad-uh-bout] /ˈgæd əˌbaʊt/
noun
1.
a person who moves about restlessly or aimlessly, especially from one social activity to another.
2.
a person who travels often or to many different places, especially for pleasure.
Origin of gadabout
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; noun use of verb phrase gad about
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gadabout

/ˈɡædəˌbaʊt/
noun
1.
(informal) a person who restlessly seeks amusement
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Word Origin and History for gadabout
n.

1837, from earlier noun phrase gadder about (1560s); see gad (v.) + about (adv.).

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