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runabout

[ ruhn-uh-bout ]
/ ˈrʌn əˌbaʊt /
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noun
a small, light automobile or other vehicle, usually with an open top; roadster.
a small pleasure motorboat.
a person who roves around from place to place or group to group.
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Origin of runabout

First recorded in 1540–50; noun use of verb phrase run about
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British Dictionary definitions for runabout

runabout
/ (ˈrʌnəˌbaʊt) /

noun
a small car, esp one for use in a town
a light aircraft
a light motorboat
a person who moves about constantly or busily
verb run about
(intr, adverb) to move busily from place to place
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