or here·a·bouts



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

Examples from the Web for hereabout

Historical Examples of hereabout

  • “Then Croyden and I will patrol the roads, hereabout,” said Macloud.

    In Her Own Right

    John Reed Scott

  • Wood pigeons, most probably; there are heaps of them hereabout.

    In the High Valley

    Susan Coolidge

  • First she does send me to take them yonder, before she does send me to take them hereabout.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • If this were only true the Turks hereabout would have to retire on Baghdad.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite

    Edward O. Mousley

  • There are folks livin' hereabout, but their way o' livin's kind o' tough.

    A Prince of Anahuac

    James A. Porter

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