- a person who moves about restlessly or aimlessly, especially from one social activity to another.
- a person who travels often or to many different places, especially for pleasure.
Origin of gadabout
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Historical Examples of gadabout
I am not to be stopped on the king's service by every gadabout.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Not four years since I still had her under me at school, and she was already a gadabout.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Fleming gadabout and monk feeder, thou shalt be hanged with them.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)
Charles de Coster
In the face of her husband's illness, Dolly could not prove a gadabout.Mortomley's Estate, Vol. I (of 3)
Charlotte Elizabeth Lawson Cowan Riddell
Yet why should I after all abuse the gadabout propensities of my countrymen?Tom Brown's School Days
- informal a person who restlessly seeks amusement