or here·a·bouts

[ heer-uh-bout ]
/ ˈhɪər əˌbaʊt /


about this place; in this neighborhood.

Origin of hereabout

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at here, about Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for hereabout


"about this, with regard to this matter," c.1200, from here + about. Meaning "in the vicinity, near here" is from early 13c. Hereabouts is from 1590s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper