Origin of knockabout
Words nearby knockabout
How to use knockabout in a sentence
Doug transports this knockabout grace into “The Mark of Zorro.”Zorro at 100: Why the original swashbuckler is still the quintessential American action hero|Michael Sragow|January 1, 2021|Washington Post
She kept the jeans on for her knockabout, but changed her heels for sneakers and slipped into a grey team GB fleece.
I suppose a knockabout like myself gets all the taste for the fine arts knocked out of him.
If all was as I hardly dared to hope, I would give up my present knockabout life, and take a good farm somewhere and settle down.
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
At first the set was content with giving a sort of low comedian, knockabout performance.The Loom of Youth|Alec Waugh
During that first engagement with the Burr Robbins show I was what was called a “talking and knockabout clown.”The Autobiography of a Clown|Isaac Frederick Marcosson
British Dictionary definitions for knockabout
Other 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.