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whereabout

[hwair-uh-bout, wair-] /ˈʰwɛər əˌbaʊt, ˈwɛər-/
adverb
Origin of whereabout
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at where, about
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adv.

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

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