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Origin of knockabout
Words nearby knockabout
Example sentences from the Web for knockabout
She kept the jeans on for her knockabout, but changed her heels for sneakers and slipped into a grey team GB fleece.
Having settled myself, or my property rather, I put on my knockabout clothes and went out for a walk.The People of the Abyss|Jack London
I suppose a knockabout like myself gets all the taste for the fine arts knocked out of him.A Frontier Mystery|Bertram Mitford
The two best rigs for this class of boat are the cat and knockabout.On Yachts and Yacht Handling|Thomas Fleming Day
Nothing in the theatre is staler than the situation of husband, wife and lover, or the fun of knockabout farce.How He Lied to Her Husband|George Bernard Shaw
There was no knockabout business; nobody entered the room with a somersault, tripped over a pin or hung his hat on the scenery.
British Dictionary definitions for knockabout
Idioms and Phrases with knockabout
Also, knock around.
Be rough or brutal with, maltreat, as in He was known to knock his wife about on a regular basis. [c. 1800]
Wander from place to place, as in They were knocking around Europe all summer. [Colloquial; c. 1830]
Discuss or consider, as in They met to knock about some new ideas. [Mid-1900s] Also see kick around.