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[hwair-uh-bout, wair-] /ˈʰwɛər əˌbaʊt, ˈwɛər-/
Origin of whereabout
1250-1300; Middle English; see where, about Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The lawyer, however, soon got information of his whereabout, and threatened to arrest him.

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • I know, however, whereabout the bay is in which the hiding-place is situated.

    Across the Spanish Main Harry Collingwood
  • Anyhow, I thought better to wait till I had some token of your ‘whereabout,’ if nothing more.

  • whereabout in Canfield do you—you Curlytops want to get out?

  • A sort of bugle was sounded to ascertain Michel's whereabout, to which he answered.

    The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre
  • How far he had wandered, or whereabout he was, he did not know.

    David Elginbrod George MacDonald
  • He returned soon after noon; having obtained information of the whereabout of Mrs. Rook and her husband.

    I Say No Wilkie Collins
  • The Admiral asked me for the whereabout of Prince Ernest's territory.

  • Dol' Splendid had told him the story of the night before, and whereabout Drimfern was lost, close beyond the Beannan.

    The Lost Pibroch Neil Munro
  • In the afternoon he was at a church in Broad-street, whereabout he do lodge.

Word Origin and History for whereabout

c.1300 as an interrogatory word, from where + about.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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