or there·a·bouts

[ th air-uh-bout, th air-uh-bout ]
/ ˈðɛər əˌbaʊt, ˌðɛər əˈbaʊt /


about or near that place or time: last June or thereabout.
about that number, amount, etc.

Origin of thereabout

before 950; Middle English ther aboute, Old English thǣr abūtan. See there, about Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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US thereabout

/ (ˈðɛərəˌbaʊts) /


near that place, time, amount, etcfifty or thereabouts
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Word Origin and History for thereabouts



c.1400, from Old English þærabutan + adverbial genitive -es; see there + about.

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