- about where? where?
- near or in what place: trying to find whereabouts in the world we were.
- (used with a singular or plural verb) the place where a person or thing is; the locality of a person or thing: no clue as to his whereabouts.
Origin of whereabouts
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Examples from the Web for whereabouts
While Faal and Njie are in U.S. custody, the whereabouts of the other survivors is unknown.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country
January 6, 2015
Picasso accused the other of knowing the whereabouts of the Mona Lisa.Did Picasso Try to Steal the Mona Lisa?
October 23, 2014
Today, researchers are flummoxed as to the whereabouts of this gargantuan cultural artifact.The Biggest Art Heist of WWII is Still Unsolved
October 15, 2014
After all, he lived with himself 24/7, so he could do a much better job chronicling his whereabouts than the FBI.Art in the Age of National Security
Terry Greene Sterling
September 26, 2014
He took my phone and canceled all of my plans for the following week to make sure no one could worry about my whereabouts.Christy Mack: The Porn World Unites Over A Fallen Comrade
August 16, 2014
In conversation with him my mistress broached the subject as to my whereabouts.Biography of a Slave
But how could they know of his whereabouts in this unknown country?The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Miss Georgie went to the window to make sure of the gentleman's whereabouts.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
Hence I went to call on Hellar, to ask of Zimmern's whereabouts.City of Endless Night
Consequently, the further problem became the whereabouts of that bridge.The Law-Breakers
- Also: whereabout at what approximate location or place; wherewhereabouts are you?
- obsolete about or concerning which
- (functioning as singular or plural) the place, esp the approximate place, where a person or thing is
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Word Origin and History for whereabouts
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