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thereabout

or thereabouts

[th air-uh-bout, th air-uh-bout] /ˈðɛər əˌbaʊt, ˌðɛər əˈbaʊt/
adverb
1.
about or near that place or time:
last June or thereabout.
2.
about that number, amount, etc.
Origin of thereabout
950
before 950; Middle English ther aboute, Old English thǣr abūtan. See there, about
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thereabouts

/ˈðɛərəˌbaʊts/
adverb
1.
near that place, time, amount, etc: fifty or thereabouts
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Word Origin and History for thereabouts
adv.

c.1400, from Old English þærabutan + adverbial genitive -es; see there + about.

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