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gadabout

[ gad-uh-bout ]
/ ˈgæd əˌbaʊt /
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noun

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.

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Origin of gadabout

First recorded in 1810–20; noun use of verb phrase gad about

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gadabout
/ (ˈɡædəˌbaʊt) /

noun

informal a person who restlessly seeks amusement
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